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5 Magic Words: What Is Most Important Here?

By Diane Dempster

Transition times can be an absolute nightmare for parents of complex kids. Whether its end-of-school-year, or breaks during the year,…


Rewards Systems: Why They Work and How to Start One

By Diane Dempster

The Power of Reward Systems Whatever the goal, rewards are tremendously uplifting and motivating for anyone. If you’re trying to…

messy room

Don’t Confuse Smart with Organized

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

In order to do well in school, kids need two things: organization and intelligence. And guess what? There’s a big…


I Took Depression & ADHD to College (and How My Parents Let Go)

By Rick Frost

I Was A Typical Complex Teenager From the moment my parents finished helping me move into my college dorm, I…


College Readiness and College Success

Interview with Theresa Maitland

It’s tempting to ignore the looming shadow that is college. It’s the monster under the bed, the squirrel in the…

Helping ADHD kids

Helping ADHD Kids Get Started on Daunting Tasks

By Diane Dempster

Why Won’t They Do What I Ask? Clean your room. Do your homework. Bake a quiche. For the ADHD kid,…


Teacher Training and ADHD: What Should Parents Expect?

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

Welcome to Tea & Tips, where we respond to burning questions from parents and educators — taking aim on one…


How to Get ACT and SAT Accommodations for ADHD, Part 1

By Judith Bass

It can be incredibly confusing for parents to figure out how to get ACT and SAT Accommodations for ADHD, but…

Organizing Complex Students School Success

Organizing "Complex" Students for School Success

Interview with Michelle Grey & Michelle Cooper

Are you a parent or teacher trying to organize complex students for school success? If so – you probably find…