Close your eyes and imagine. You’re at a park. You’re surrounded by children, and their screams and giggles are filling your ears. To your left, there is a boy jumping off some playground equipment. To your right, there’s a herd of children hollering as they chase after and tackle one another. In front of you, … Continue reading ADHD and Preschoolers – Child-sized Bundles of Energy
“Om….Om….Om….” For those of you familiar with meditation, you might recognize the mantra written above. Then again, if you are familiar with the concepts of meditation – including its use of mantras – there’s a chance that you wouldn’t be reading this blog. For those of you who are, the title might raise a few … Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation and ADHD
Video games have always been promoted as amazing sources of entertainment. But not much is said about the impact they have on a gamer’s health. Back in 1980, when the big, jumbo-sized arcade games first came out, some gamers developed Pac Man’s elbow – a tendonitis caused by spending too much time manipulating the gaming … Continue reading Too Much of a Good Thing: Video Game Addiction and ADHD
Everyone knows that the brain is complicated. Yet, even with all of the scientific and medical advances that have been made, we still don’t know everything there is to know about the brain. What we do know, is that it is responsible for nearly everything we do. The brain is always on, processing a constant … Continue reading You, Your ADHD, and Marijuana
By Larissa Predy, M.A., R. Psychologist I've heard many people proclaim that they cannot or should not change who they are, or that as their beliefs and values grow and shift over time, that there is something inherently wrong with this. I do not agree. Our society has us convinced that we are to know … Continue reading Family Matters
By Krista Forand, M.Ed. If you look online, there is a lot of information about ADHD and diet. It can be hard for parents to make sense of all of this information, as much of it is conflicting. For parents who are considering dietary approaches to treating their child’s ADHD, it can be overwhelming, costly … Continue reading ADHD and Diet
By Krista Forand, M.Ed. Parents often ask me for strategies to help their children with emotional regulation. One of the best strategies that I can suggest is to develop and model your own emotional regulation strategies and encourage supportive conversations about emotions among all family members. Parents play a very important role in teaching their … Continue reading Put Your Oxygen Mask on First!
Our guest blogger, Coach Juli Shulem, has provided some really great and practical ideas for older students and adults with ADHD. If you are a parent with younger children with ADHD, use these tips to help you to coach your children in developing good strategies to stay focused and productive. By Coach Juli Shulem, CPC, … Continue reading The Four Best All-Natural Ways ADHD People Can Increase Focus and Productivity
by Laura Godfrey One per minute with their parents.Two per minute with their teachers or peers in school. 0.7 per minute with their peers outside of school. What am I talking about? In a study by William E. Pelham, Jr. and Gregory A. Fabiano in 2008, they estimated that a typical ADHD child has nearly … Continue reading Catch ’em Doing Good
By Krista Forand, M.Ed. Many parents (those who have children with ADHD and those who do not) look for strategies to get their child to complete chores, finish homework or complete some other undesirable boring task that the child does not particularly enjoy. As a psychologist, I have come to understand, based on the vast … Continue reading Keeping Things Positive with the Premack Principle!