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Parenting Kids with ADHD

While being a parent is fun and rewarding, it's also a lot of work. As a parent of a child with ADHD, you have additional challenges to deal with on a daily basis, particularly as it relates to your child's education and development. We're here to provide information, strategies, and tips that you can use to help simplify your life and confidently make decisions for your child.

Jobs That Might Be a Good Fit for Your ADHD Child
Jobs That Might Be a Good Fit for Your ADHD Child
by Rachel Tustin July 2017

As a parent, you may wonder what jobs are a good fit for your child with ADHD. Rest assured that whatever their interests, there is a job that will utilize their talents and meet the needs they have with their ADHD diagnosis.

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Successful People With ADHD Your Child Can Look Up To
Successful People With ADHD Your Child Can Look Up To
by Rachel Tustin July 2017

Children with ADHD often have periods where they feel as if there is no hope for living a successful life. However, there are many examples of successful people who found strategies to work in their chosen fields while managing the challenges of ADHD.

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What to Do When a Teacher Ignores Your Child's ADHD
What to Do When a Teacher Ignores Your Child's ADHD
by Michele Vrouvas June 2017

ADHD parents have every right to expect a teacher will accommodate their child's learning style. But if your child's teacher isn't doing so, here are some ideas for getting him on board.

Do Fidget Spinners Help Students with ADHD?
Do Fidget Spinners Help Students with ADHD?
by Rachel Tustin June 2017

Fidget spinners are being sold everywhere, including online and in retail stores under the guise of helping students with ADHD focus better. The question is, are they a toy faze or a useful tool for managing ADHD?

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How Do I Know If My Child Has a Language Delay?
How Do I Know If My Child Has a Language Delay?
by Michele Vrouvas May 2017

If your ADHD child was slow to start speaking, she may have a language delay that interferes with learning. Knowing the signs of this disorder can help you intervene at the right time.

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Is Boarding School for ADHD a Fit for My Child?
Is Boarding School for ADHD a Fit for My Child?
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant May 2017

Education is a huge part of a child's life, but parents of an ADHD child think about school more than most. If you've explored multiple educational options and found them lacking, you might be asking yourself, is boarding school for ADHD a good fit for my child?

Need Help Choosing a Preschool for Your Kid with ADHD?
Need Help Choosing a Preschool for Your Kid with ADHD?
by Rachel Tustin May 2017

It is during preschool that students learn fundamental skills that will carry them into kindergarten and beyond. So when you have a child with ADHD, you want their preschool to be a good fit. When you are selecting a preschool for your child with ADHD, look at philosophy, ratios, and learning activities.

How to Choose a Summer Camp for Kids with ADHD
How to Choose a Summer Camp for Kids with ADHD
by Bill Sands April 2017

Summer camp can be a valuable learning opportunity for your ADHD child, but only if you select the proper camp. Pick up some tips on how to choose the perfect summer experience for your child.

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Motivate Your ADHD Child by Recognizing Their Achievements
Motivate Your ADHD Child by Recognizing Their Achievements
by Michelle Baumgartner March 2017

For a child with ADHD, frustration often gets in the way of motivation. Use these techniques to help your ADHD child overcome frustration and focus on achievement.

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Is Homework More Important for Students with ADHD?
Is Homework More Important for Students with ADHD?
by Michele Vrouvas March 2017

Unless you've inhabited Mars these past twenty years, you've heard about the homework debate. But this push-and-pull over the value of after-school assignments has bypassed students with learning deficits. If you're a parent trying to decide whether homework is important for your ADHD kid, here are some things to consider.

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Are Internships the Right Experience for an ADHD Kid?
Are Internships the Right Experience for an ADHD Kid?
by Michelle Baumgartner March 2017

An internship can be a rewarding experience for your ADHD child. With your guidance, an internship can teach them real-world job skills, and be an invaluable first step toward a successful career.

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How to Improve Your ADHD Child's Self-Esteem
How to Improve Your ADHD Child's Self-Esteem
by Erin Riskey March 2017

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can experience several unfortunate effects, one of which being reduced self-esteem. If you are a parent looking for ways to improve your ADHD child's self-esteem, continue reading for some practical pointers.

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5 Extracurricular Activities to Help Your ADHD Child Work on Their Ability to Focus
5 Extracurricular Activities to Help Your ADHD Child Work on Their Ability to Focus
by Megan Patton March 2017

Extracurricular activities can help your child learn new skills, socialize, and have some fun. Some extracurriculars can be overwhelming or maybe feel a little over-coached, but others can help your ADHD child with their ability to focus.

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Helping Your ADHD Child Cope with Being Bullied
Helping Your ADHD Child Cope with Being Bullied
by Michele Vrouvas March 2017

As if having a brain disorder isn't enough for your child to deal with, he also has to handle being bullied. And ADHD kids are magnets for the aggressive taunting and physical abuse that some kids have no problem dishing out. If bullies have targeted your child, here are ways to help him cope.

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Your Child with ADHD Doesn't Want to Go Back to School. Now What?
Your Child with ADHD Doesn't Want to Go Back to School. Now What?
by Rachel Tustin March 2017

Children with ADHD can face all sorts of challenges in school, which may lead them to say 'no' altogether to formal education. However, as a parent, there are strategies and resources to help you work through the situation and achieve positive results.

Finding the Best College for Your Child with ADHD
Finding the Best College for Your Child with ADHD
by Amanda Johnson March 2017

Choosing the best college for your child can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to finding a school with the best ADHD support services. Here's a list of steps to take, key questions to ask, and tips to keep in mind when starting your search.

Should Your Child with ADHD Live on Campus in College?
Should Your Child with ADHD Live on Campus in College?
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant March 2017

Adjusting to college can be challenging for any child. If your child has ADHD, it may seem downright impossible. One important factor - where your child will live - must be considered when thinking about college, which we'll discuss here.

The 5 Best Extracurricular Activities for Your Child with ADHD
The 5 Best Extracurricular Activities for Your Child with ADHD
by Amanda Johnson March 2017

Extracurricular activities can help ADHD kids learn to release stress, burn excessive energy, and maintain focus. Matching the right activity with the child's needs and interests is key. Here's a list of the top five activities for children with ADHD.

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How to Prepare Your ADHD Child for Having a College Roommate
How to Prepare Your ADHD Child for Having a College Roommate
by Michelle Baumgartner March 2017

When your child has ADHD, sharing a college dorm with a roommate can be especially challenging. Careful planning will help your child ease more confidently into a positive relationship with their new roommate.

Simple Ideas for Teaching Teamwork to Children with ADHD
Simple Ideas for Teaching Teamwork to Children with ADHD
by Michele Vrouvas February 2017

Teamwork and learning. How do you use one to teach the other for kids who have problems with both? It's a dilemma for parents because ADHD students can lose focus when working in groups. Here are simple ways to collaborate with your child's teacher and approach the problem.

How to Keep Yourself Organized So You Can Help Your ADHD Kid Do the Same
How to Keep Yourself Organized So You Can Help Your ADHD Kid Do the Same
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant February 2017

ADHD students need organization. Therefore, as the parent, you need organization. Read on for tips on how to keep yourself organized so you can help your ADHD kid do the same.

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How to Help Your ADHD Teen with Their College Applications
How to Help Your ADHD Teen with Their College Applications
by Abree Murch February 2017

The college application process can be daunting for a teen with ADHD. As a parent, there are a few simple things you can do to help your child achieve their goals.

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How to Decide if an ADHD Coach is Right for Your Child
How to Decide if an ADHD Coach is Right for Your Child
by Megan Patton February 2017

ADHD doesn't need to be a big life hurdle for you or your child. There are many different interventions and programs for children with ADHD, including one on one coaching. Could ADHD Coaching be right for your child?

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How Video Games Help Children with ADHD Study & Have Fun
How Video Games Help Children with ADHD Study & Have Fun
by Amanda Johnson February 2017

Playing video games can increase cognitive skills and improve study habits for children with ADHD. Video games provide a fun outlet for kids while increasing their ability to retain information, solve problems, manage time, and study better.

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How I Got My Child with ADHD Involved in Sports
How I Got My Child with ADHD Involved in Sports
by Rachel Tustin February 2017

Sports can be a therapeutic tool if you have children with ADHD. They teach teamwork, and build confidence. However, you have to be willing to explore sports out of your comfort zone to find the best fit for your ADHD child.

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Relaxation Techniques That Helped My ADHD Child Focus in Class
Relaxation Techniques That Helped My ADHD Child Focus in Class
by Rachel Tustin February 2017

ADHD children often struggle with anxiety, which interferes with their ability to focus in all kinds of situations. Teaching your child relaxation techniques can go a long way to improving their focus inside and outside the classroom.

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Help with Learning a Foreign Language for Children with ADHD
Help with Learning a Foreign Language for Children with ADHD
by Michele Vrouvas February 2017

Many ADHD kids struggle to speak, read, and write in their native languages. Why would learning a foreign one be any different? When grammar-based methods fall short, some foreign language teachers are modifying the curriculum to better suit at-risk learners.

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Find the Right Tutor for Your ADHD Child Quickly & Painlessly
Find the Right Tutor for Your ADHD Child Quickly & Painlessly
by Rachel Tustin February 2017

Finding a tutor for your child with ADHD can be challenging, if you don't know where to start looking. However, if you understand what resources in your community to tap into, finding a tutor can be a quick and painless experience.

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How to Help Your Teenager with ADHD Find a Mentor
How to Help Your Teenager with ADHD Find a Mentor
by Rachel Tustin February 2017

Students with ADHD face unique challenges in their lives, both academic and social. Finding a mentor can be challenging for any parent, but if you use all of the resources at your disposal, you can find a mentor who will mesh well with your teenager.

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Tips for Teaching Your ADHD Child to Read Sheet Music
Tips for Teaching Your ADHD Child to Read Sheet Music
by Bill Sands February 2017

Learning to read sheet music can be a rewarding and entertaining endeavor, especially for children with ADHD. Learn more about the benefits of this subject, and pick up some tips on teaching your ADHD child.

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Use Routine to Help Your ADHD Child Start the Day Off Right
Use Routine to Help Your ADHD Child Start the Day Off Right
by Michele Vrouvas February 2017

It's a topic that for most parents needs no explanation. Slogging through a before-school routine can challenge ADHD kids who naturally resist structure. How do you dodge conflict and instill sound habits during the morning crunch time? It just takes practice, say the experts.

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Dealing with Anger in Your ADHD Child
Dealing with Anger in Your ADHD Child
by Michele Vrouvas February 2017

Slamming doors and stomping feet are ways that many kids respond to unpleasant situations. But ADHD kids are more likely to resort to anger, which can upset family harmony. Here are some steps you as a parent can take to prevent your ADHD kid from reaching the boiling point.

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What Studies Say About Your ADHD Child's Diet & Behavior
What Studies Say About Your ADHD Child's Diet & Behavior
by Amanda Johnson January 2017

Research shows that diet can play an important role in the life of a child with ADHD. Foods containing additives can cause an increase in symptoms while foods rich in protein can alleviate symptoms. Understanding food's role in behavior is key for parents with ADHD children.

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How Technology Can Help Your ADHD Student Stay Focused
How Technology Can Help Your ADHD Student Stay Focused
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant January 2017

Technology can help ADHD students stay focused by providing engaging, fun ways to learn and build concentration skills and reminders to stay on task. Read on for a variety of apps, gadgets, and other tools to use in the classroom and at home.

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Simple Test-Taking Tips for Your ADHD Kid
Simple Test-Taking Tips for Your ADHD Kid
by Amanda Johnson January 2017

Kids with ADHD experience high levels of anxiety, discouragement and negative self-evaluation when it comes to test taking. Parents can help their children overcome this anxiety through the following simple tips.

The Secret to Raising Your ADHD Kid to Be Well-Behaved
The Secret to Raising Your ADHD Kid to Be Well-Behaved
by Rachel Tustin January 2017

Sometimes it may feel that way, but raising a child with ADHD to be a well-behaved child is not impossible. You just need to develop strategies for developing positive behaviors, while curbing negative ones.

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How Peer Work & Partnering Up Can Help ADHD Students
How Peer Work & Partnering Up Can Help ADHD Students
by Rachel Tustin January 2017

Students with ADHD face challenges when they go into the classroom. Using deliberately structured peer work and partnering activities can help ADHD children overcome their challenges, and find academic success.

5 Tips to Increase Your ADHD Student's Motivation to Study
5 Tips to Increase Your ADHD Student's Motivation to Study
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant January 2017

For students with ADHD, getting started on studying can be the most difficult part of the process. However, there are ways to increase motivation that are effective with ADHD students. Read on for some specific tips.

How a Daily Planner Can Help Your ADHD Kid Stay Organized
How a Daily Planner Can Help Your ADHD Kid Stay Organized
by Erin Riskey January 2017

Many parents of children with ADHD could probably agree that organization is not their child's strongest quality. Thankfully there are tools that can help. Read on to learn how a daily planner can keep your ADHD kid organized in school and beyond.

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Balancing Work & Downtime to Keep ADHD Kids on Task
Balancing Work & Downtime to Keep ADHD Kids on Task
by Rachel Tustin January 2017

Children with ADHD often struggle with staying on task and task completion. Though they may need extra time to complete tasks, balancing downtime with work time can make them much more productive overall.

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Tips for Helping ADHD Kids Follow Through on Commitments
Tips for Helping ADHD Kids Follow Through on Commitments
by Rachel Tustin January 2017

Sometimes children with ADHD can have negative experiences that make them think they can't possibly be responsible. However, there are some strategies they can learn that will increase their responsibility for a lifetime.

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An ADHD Coach Shares Her Advice for Organizing a Focused Home Environment
An ADHD Coach Shares Her Advice for Organizing a Focused Home Environment
by Lynne Edris January 2017

As a parent of a child with ADHD / ADD, you know how important the home environment is for helping your child feel at ease. Lynne Edris, an experienced Life & ADD Coach, is here with expert tips on how to create a safe, focused space suited to your family!

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Steps Towards Getting Your ADHD Kid an IEP or 504 Plan
Steps Towards Getting Your ADHD Kid an IEP or 504 Plan
by Michele Vrouvas December 2016

Children with ADHD often need special accommodations in the classroom, whether it's extra time for assignments or a trampoline in a nearby room to release pent-up energy. Let's walk through the steps you need to take to get your ADHD child an IEP or 504 Plan for special accommodations.

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7 Tips for Correcting Your ADHD Kid's Behavioral Problems
7 Tips for Correcting Your ADHD Kid's Behavioral Problems
by Kyle Aken December 2016

Raising a child with ADHD can be very trying at times. There are, however, many tips you can utilize to help correct any undesirable behavior that your child is displaying. Try these tips to see if they work for you and your child.

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Here's How Your ADHD Child Will Finally Get the Rest They Need
Here's How Your ADHD Child Will Finally Get the Rest They Need
by Michelle Baumgartner December 2016

ADHD often means having a restless mind during the day, when it's time to concentrate - and at night, when it's time to rest. A multi-faceted approach will help your ADHD child get the rest they need to perform well academically.

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Helping Your ADHD Child Recognize Their Strengths & Weaknesses
Helping Your ADHD Child Recognize Their Strengths & Weaknesses
by Aatif Bokhari December 2016

Talking about ADHD with your child can be difficult. But with a positive attitude and the following tips, you can help your child embrace their diagnosis and make positive life changes.

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It Gets Better - One ADHD Student's Struggle with Education
It Gets Better - One ADHD Student's Struggle with Education
by Kyle Aken April 2017

Billy is an elementary school student who struggles with ADHD and ODD. Through hard work and patience, his parents and teachers have been able to work with him and his symptoms to enhance and enrich his education and life in general.

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Keep Your ADHD Kid Organized with These Proven Strategies
Keep Your ADHD Kid Organized with These Proven Strategies
by Abree Murch December 2016

All kids make messes, but for kids with ADHD, it can be hard to find the time and focus to clean up afterwards. Fear not! It is possible to keep your child organized with strategies that cater to their interests and make the act of organizing fun.

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Build a School Success Kit to Help Your ADHD Child Do Well in Class
Build a School Success Kit to Help Your ADHD Child Do Well in Class
by Rachel Tustin December 2016

Students with ADHD have amazing talents, but often they need a toolbox of skills to be successful in the classroom. Building that school success kit is built around providing structures to help keep your child organized in a way that aligns with how their mind works.

Tips for Disciplining Your Child with ADHD
Tips for Disciplining Your Child with ADHD
by Kyle Aken April 2017

Disciplining any child can be difficult. Making kids with ADHD listen and follow directions can surely wear you out. There are, however, some methods you can utilize when addressing different behaviors, which we'll discuss in this post.

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How to Keep Learning Activities Interesting for ADHD Kids
How to Keep Learning Activities Interesting for ADHD Kids
by Kyle Aken December 2016

There are many methods you can utilize to help keep learning interesting for your ADHD child. These methods range from basic ideals that will help their mind to stay focused to special methods that incorporate fun into learning. Utilize all of these techniques together for maximum performance and engagement from your child.

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What Does the Research Say about ADHD and Exercise?
What Does the Research Say about ADHD and Exercise?
by Michele Vrouvas December 2016

Many parents of ADHD children are waiting for the day they can use non-medical methods to treat symptoms of this neurologic disorder. One such method is physical exercise, which some research suggests may reduce ADHD symptoms that prevent children from succeeding at school and in social settings. What does the research say about the relationship between exercise and ADHD and what does it mean for parents?

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Tips for Keeping ADHD Kids Focused on Reading Passages
Tips for Keeping ADHD Kids Focused on Reading Passages
by Amanda Johnson December 2016

Reading can be difficult for children with ADHD. However, with help from parents and these simple tips, children can learn to make adjustments to their reading habits and overcome setbacks brought about by ADHD.

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How to Keep Your ADHD Kid Well-Behaved During the Holidays
How to Keep Your ADHD Kid Well-Behaved During the Holidays
by Kyle Aken December 2016

The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, especially those with ADHD children. There are, however, some things you can do to help keep your ADHD child as well behaved as possible during this busy and hectic time of year.

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Teachers Using Videos to Teach Math to ADHD Kids: A Case Study
Teachers Using Videos to Teach Math to ADHD Kids: A Case Study
by Rachel Tustin December 2016

For students with ADHD, learning in a traditional classroom can be a struggle. They often have no control over the pace of instruction, or other aspects of the learning environment that may interfere with instruction. Using videos to teach math can be a way to differentiate math instruction for ADHD students.

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Help Your ADHD Kid Socialize Even When You're Not Around
Help Your ADHD Kid Socialize Even When You're Not Around
by Aatif Bokhari December 2016

ADHD children can feel tremendously lonely due to lacking social skills and being bullied. Here are a few tips for helping your child make friends and socialize, even when you're not around.

5 Tips for Being a Supportive Parent of a Child with ADHD
5 Tips for Being a Supportive Parent of a Child with ADHD
by Kyle Aken December 2016

Parenting a child with ADHD is a very different type of challenge than parenting other kids. Let's take a look at some ways you can give your child the best support possible and ensure they grow into a happy, healthy individual.

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Help Your ADHD Kid Stay Out of Trouble in School
Help Your ADHD Kid Stay Out of Trouble in School
by Aatif Bokhari November 2016

ADHD children face a variety of challenges at school, including fidgeting, lack of focus, and bullying. Luckily there is a lot you can do as a parent to ensure that your child stays out of trouble in school, as we'll discuss here.

How Self-Regulation Can Help Your ADHD Child Manage School Behavior
How Self-Regulation Can Help Your ADHD Child Manage School Behavior
by Kyle Aken November 2016

ADHD can cause major hindrances for learning and success in the classroom. The effects of this disorder can make it very difficult for a child to perform. However, behavioral treatment methods are ever-improving and interventions such as those involving self-regulation are gaining popularity with success in new, groundbreaking research. There is more and more evidence showing the efficacy of this method in the treatment of ADHD.

How to Talk to Your Child About Their ADHD
How to Talk to Your Child About Their ADHD
by Aatif Bokhari November 2016

Talking to your kid about their ADHD can be one of the hardest things you do as a parent. But with some guidance and preparation, it doesn't have to be so difficult. Here are a few tips that can help you address the topic with your child.

What are Some At-Home Educational Activities for ADHD Learners?
What are Some At-Home Educational Activities for ADHD Learners?
by Amanda Johnson November 2016

Half the battle of educating a child with ADHD is discovering a way to connect with teachers to encourage alternative teaching methods. The other half of the battle is often fought on home turf, literally. With this in mind, it's important for parents to implement educational activities at home to help enforce progress made in the classroom as well as to create a positive and structured learning environment in the home.

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How Teachers Use Video Lessons to Help ADHD Students Learn
How Teachers Use Video Lessons to Help ADHD Students Learn
by Kyle Aken November 2016

As technology improves, there are more ways to help students with learning disabilities than ever before. Video lessons are becoming a great way to help students with ADHD learn difficult material. The interactive nature of video lessons gives students a chance to learn at their own speed without falling behind.

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How Do I Get Extra Help for My ADHD Child at School?
How Do I Get Extra Help for My ADHD Child at School?
by Rachel Tustin November 2016

Students with ADHD often need extra support in the classroom to be successful. However, a lot of parents may not understand the steps involved in making extra help a reality for their children, which we'll discuss in this post.

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Homeschooling Your ADHD Child with Animated Video Lessons
Homeschooling Your ADHD Child with Animated Video Lessons
by Kyle Aken November 2016

Homeschooling is on the forefront for many parents today. Recent research has been able to show the benefits of homeschooling, especially for children with learning disorders like ADHD. Animated video lessons are one tool that parents who want to teach at home can utilize to enhance the homeschooling experience for their special needs child.

Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences: Expert Tips for Parents of an ADHD Kid
Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences: Expert Tips for Parents of an ADHD Kid
by Bill Sands November 2016

When properly executed, parent-teacher conferences are an excellent means of discussing your ADHD child's academic progress and development. Learn more about these meetings and pick up some tips to ensure that your conference goes well.

Is an IEP the Right Choice for Your ADHD Child?
Is an IEP the Right Choice for Your ADHD Child?
by Bill Sands December 2016

If you've noticed your child's ADHD negatively affecting his or her ability to learn, you may want to consider an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Learn more about these plans and find out if it is the right choice for your child.

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The Impact of Misdiagnosed ADHD on a Child's Education
The Impact of Misdiagnosed ADHD on a Child's Education
by Aatif Bokhari November 2016

Misdiagnosing children as having ADHD can have grave consequences for their educational experience. A misdiagnosis may mask other serious psychiatric issues, resulting in the root of the problem not being addressed. It may also result in their being placed on powerful drugs, which may further complicate the child's ability to perform well in school.

How an IEP Can Help Your ADHD Kid Do Better on Tests
How an IEP Can Help Your ADHD Kid Do Better on Tests
by Bill Sands November 2016

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are custom-made plans to help your ADHD child perform better in school. Find out more about these programs and how they can improve your child's test scores.

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How Can STEM Education Benefit Kids with ADHD?
How Can STEM Education Benefit Kids with ADHD?
by Rachel Tustin November 2016

Often as educators and parents, we focus on ADHD students struggling in the classroom. Particularly in how they may struggle in a traditional, direct instruction oriented classroom. However, children with ADHD may have many gifts that make STEM education beneficial for them and the way their brain learns.

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How to Get My ADHD Child Excited About School
How to Get My ADHD Child Excited About School
by Aatif Bokhari November 2016

School doesn't need to be a boring or scary place for children with ADHD. By following a strategy that takes into account all the different challenges kids with ADHD face, school can be an exciting place for your child.

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How ADHD Affects Children's Social Interactions at School
How ADHD Affects Children's Social Interactions at School
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant February 2017

While many parents may be concerned with the academic success of their ADHD child at school, social interactions are essential to child development and may also be affected by ADHD.

Strategies to Help Your ADHD Child Focus on Classwork
Strategies to Help Your ADHD Child Focus on Classwork
by Melissa Kreindel November 2016

Focusing on a task for an extended period of time can be difficult for anyone, but for a child with ADHD, it can be extremely challenging, especially when that task is school-related. Children with ADHD might not always be able to keep their focus without getting a little help from both their parents and their teachers.

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Setting Up an Individualized Education Plan for Your ADHD Child
Setting Up an Individualized Education Plan for Your ADHD Child
by Bill Sands October 2016

If your child's ADHD is making it difficult to perform well in school, you may be eligible for a federal program known as an IEP. Learn more about this initiative and how it can help improve your child's academic performance.

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Helping Your ADHD Child Fight Distractions While Studying
Helping Your ADHD Child Fight Distractions While Studying
by Bill Sands October 2016

Helping your child stay focused and distraction-free can be an arduous task. Pick up some tips for helping your child avoid distractions and remain focused on their studies.

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ADHD & Social Anxiety: How It Affects Your Kids at School
ADHD & Social Anxiety: How It Affects Your Kids at School
by Aatif Bokhari February 2017

For children with ADHD, social anxiety can be crippling. In this article, we'll look at some of its effects and how school counselors and sports can often help curb the problem.

Strategies to Help Your ADHD Child Succeed at School
Strategies to Help Your ADHD Child Succeed at School
by Aatif Bokhari November 2016

This article offers a brief overview of various strategies that can help your child with ADHD overcome his or her condition and succeed in the classroom. No one approach is sufficient; rather, a blend of techniques is generally most effective.

Expert Advice on Homeschooling a Child with ADHD
Expert Advice on Homeschooling a Child with ADHD
by Erin Riskey September 2016

Is school a struggle for your ADHD child? Have you been thinking about giving homeschooling a try? Read on for some great tips and expert advice on homeschooling a child with ADHD.

Will Mindfulness Training Help My ADHD Child?
Will Mindfulness Training Help My ADHD Child?
by Laurie Smith September 2016

Mindfulness has become a popular alternative treatment for a variety of conditions, including ADHD. Could this practice help your ADHD child? Perhaps...read on to learn more.

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The Surprising Statistics of ADHD in Education
The Surprising Statistics of ADHD in Education
by Meghan Cooney October 2016

Equipping yourself with a thorough understanding of ADHD statistics may help you better manage your child's symptoms and help them succeed in school. In this post, we share some statistics about ADHD in education (including some that may surprise you)!

How to Help Your ADHD Child Complete Their Homework
How to Help Your ADHD Child Complete Their Homework
by Meghan Cooney September 2016

Having a hard time getting your ADHD child to do their homework? This post offers some helpful ideas and insight for making homework time more productive and less stressful.

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How to Make Sure Your ADHD Kid Pays Attention in the Classroom
How to Make Sure Your ADHD Kid Pays Attention in the Classroom
by Meghan Cooney September 2016

As a parent, you can't be with your child 24/7 to help keep their ADHD symptoms in check. But there are steps you can take at home that will help your child stay focused in the classroom and achieve academic success.

Understanding How ADHD Medication Affects School Performance
Understanding How ADHD Medication Affects School Performance
by Meghan Cooney September 2016

Is your ADHD child having problems in school? Are you unsure if medication is the right choice? We have some advice to help you discover how ADHD medication can affect your child's school performance.

ADHD & Learning Styles: Understanding How Your Child Learns
ADHD & Learning Styles: Understanding How Your Child Learns
by Meghan Cooney September 2016

For children with ADHD, the inability to focus in class and while studying can lead to poor performance, stress, and frustration. One way you can help your child succeed in school is to help identify his or her learning style, then implement some study strategies that play to your child's strengths.

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Working With Teachers to Help Your ADHD Child Be Comfortable at School
Working With Teachers to Help Your ADHD Child Be Comfortable at School
by Meghan Cooney September 2016

Your child with ADHD spends a significant amount of their time at school, and it's important for them to feel comfortable so that they can succeed. You can help build your child's confidence by collaborating closely with your child's teacher.

Should I Homeschool My ADHD Child?
Should I Homeschool My ADHD Child?
by Meghan Cooney September 2016

As a parent, you regularly have to make tough decisions to try to help your child with ADHD. And now you've come to the big decision of what's better for your child - homeschooling or going to a traditional school? We have some information to help you decide.

Does Your ADHD Child Qualify for IEP or 504 Plans?
Does Your ADHD Child Qualify for IEP or 504 Plans?
by Meghan Cooney September 2016

If your child has ADHD, an IEP or 504 plan could help them with the various struggles they likely experience related to school. The goal of both of these plans is to provide extra resources and coaching to support students fighting to succeed.

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How Do I Know if My ADHD Kid Has Social Anxiety?
How Do I Know if My ADHD Kid Has Social Anxiety?
by Meghan Cooney September 2016

Children with ADHD are highly likely to struggle with a co-occurring anxiety disorder like social phobia. Whether anxiety is a symptom of ADHD or a more pervasive problem, it's essential for parents to identify the issues as accurately as possible so that you can help your children get better.

Can Short Video Lessons Help Your ADHD Child Study Better?
Can Short Video Lessons Help Your ADHD Child Study Better?
by Meghan Cooney December 2016

General study techniques that work well for many students aren't always as effective for students who have ADHD. Have you considered using video lessons to help your child with ADHD with their studying? The article will help you find out if it really can improve your child's ability to study.

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How to Study With ADHD - Skills to Stay on Track
How to Study With ADHD - Skills to Stay on Track
by Meghan Cooney December 2016

One of the biggest goals for parents is ensuring the academic success of their children. For ADHD children, studying can be an everyday struggle leading to not only underperformance in schoolwork, but to a loss of motivation. With a little planning and some dedication, any parent can provide his or her child with the tools and structure needed to succeed in school.

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Considerations for Picking the Best School for Your ADHD Child
Considerations for Picking the Best School for Your ADHD Child
by Meghan Cooney September 2016

You want your ADHD child to have the best chance of success, which means it's important to find the right school for him or her. Take a look below at the most important considerations and then find out how different types of school environments meet these considerations.

Back to School Tips for Parents of Kids with ADHD
Back to School Tips for Parents of Kids with ADHD
by Meghan Cooney September 2016

Back to school can be a stressful time for any parent, but if you have a child with ADHD, the stress can reach a totally different level. Continue reading for some great tips on easing your ADHD child into a new school year.

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The Benefits of Mindful Parenting for ADHD Kids
The Benefits of Mindful Parenting for ADHD Kids
by Meghan Cooney September 2016

As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to help your child with ADHD. One model to try is mindful parent, which emphasizes listening while giving undivided attention and avoiding judgments. Keep reading to learn is this is something you should consider trying.

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