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Communicating with teachers

Communicating with Teachers for School Success with ADHD

By Diane Dempster

The Struggle Is Real It is heartbreaking and frustrating for parents to witness the struggles their children face in school.…

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Homework Advice for Kids with ADHD

Outrageous Homework Advice for Kids with ADHD

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Warning: this strategy is going to fly in the face of traditional recommendations to parents! If we learned anything from…

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School is Hard for kids

3 Tips for Parents when School is Hard for Kids with ADHD

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

A Double Struggle When school is hard for kids, parents struggle, too, right?! Seriously, what does it really take for…

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What is Recommended Treatment for ADHD?

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

What Are Medical Guidelines for ADHD Treatment? According to the American Association of Pediatrics, the American Psychiatric Association, and other…

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handle mistakes

The Healthy Way to Handle Mistakes

By Diane Dempster

Penicillin. Potato chips. The Slinky. Scotch Gard. The Pacemaker. Fireworks. Post-its. What if there were no mistakes? I’m not saying that…

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Use Code Words To Help ADHD Kids Cope with … Everything?

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

We use code words in our family to facilitate communication, ease emotionally intense situations, and aid in organization. When my…

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Are You In Threat Mode? 6 Tools to Stop the Yelling

By Diane Dempster

Yelling Doesn’t Calm The Chaos Why do we yell, even when we know it’s ineffective? Instead of handling things calmly,…

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trouble getting started

4 Reasons Anxious Kids Have Trouble “Getting Started”

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

No Magic Tricks Here Like so many challenges our kids face, I cannot wave a magic wand and change my…

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don't nag

Why Nagging Doesn’t Work – ESPECIALLY for ADD

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Nagging Tends to Backfire It is a common misconception in the world of ADHD that nagging is the “ONLY WAY”…

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