ADHD: Teen Boys & Self-Control

Your teenage son with ADHD is hyper-focused on a task. On the tip of his tongue is the answer to a question he’s been pondering. Just then, his sister asks for a pencil, breaking his concentration. Feeling he’ll never have… Read the rest

Managing Strong Emotions in Kids

Have you ever been so overwhelmed with an emotion that it felt all-consuming? If so, you know that when emotions take the reins, it’s impossible to focus on the situation at hand, process logical reasoning, and problem-solve. The crippling impact… Read the rest

COVID-19: Use Psychology Tools to Cope

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D. Families everywhere are dealing with heightened stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic, with no signs that it will lessen anytime soon as we try to navigate new and ongoing challenges. All children—but especially those with learning… Read the rest

Why Can’t I Focus?

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D. I’m having trouble concentrating. I’ve taken an informal poll of friends and they’re having problems too. I can focus on what’s in front of me, but otherwise I have trouble being present and centered. I’m attributing… Read the rest

COVID-19: Managing Child Anxiety

For some kids with ADHD and LD, the added burden of high anxiety related to COVID-19 can make getting through the day seem like an overwhelming struggle. Below are strategies to help your kids overcome the debilitating emotions associated with… Read the rest