The complex dynamics of an ADHD household can be stressful, sometimes overwhelming, and often require a huge emotional commitment of time and energy. You know that your child with ADHD is different from his non-ADHD peers and that he doesn’t… Read the rest
For many children, including those with LD and ADHD, ’tis the season to be out of control. It’s the time of year best described as “over the top” — as in overtired, over-stimulated, overindulged, etc. Kids who have trouble with… Read the rest
Getting up and out in the morning is difficult for many kids, but for those who are easily distracted the challenges are formidable. Smart Kids parents share their tips for starting the day off right:
Prepare Ahead: Get organized the… Read the rest
Adolescence is a time of change and growth coupled with uncertainty and insecurity. As parents, it’s important to understand how adolescents think and how best to respond in order to help your teenager—and yourself—get through this tumultuous passage successfully.
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By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D
Kids with LD and ADHD often feel more criticized than understood. In our eagerness to help, we sometimes try to fix problems, correct behaviors, or give feedback before we fully understand the child’s perspective. Following are… Read the rest