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Happy Kids with ADD in the Summertime
How can you keep impulsive kids happy and safe in the freedom that is summertime? From hiking to swimming to running the neighborhood, there are always opportunities for joy and danger. The secret to a great summer is planning. Below, I have gathered some summer themed articles to help you plan.
Nurture Can Improve Cortical Thickness in ADD
A child could inherit a thinner than normal cortex, due to the genetics of Attention Deficit Disorder. It is possible to somewhat mitigate the effects of genetics by enhancing the environmental circumstances of the young child. Be creative to set the conditions to increase cortical development.
Complex Learning in College with ADD
A significant number of people with ADD also have learning disabilities. These learning difficulties work together with Attention Deficit Disorder to make acquiring new complex skills in college classes a challenging task. This article has practical tips to help students learn those complex skills.
Keeping a Relationship Fresh with ADD
Especially when one or both partners have Attention Deficit Disorder, keeping the relationship fresh can be a challenge! It is a lot of hard work, but anything that is worth having does take time and effort. Here are tips that I have found helpful for building a lasting adult relationship.
Kids' Vision Problems and ADD
A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was published in Optometry and Vision Science. This study showed a link between Attention Deficit Disorder and vision problems that are not corrected by glasses or contact lenses, which included lazy eye and color blindness.
Kids with ADD Need Positive Reinforcement
Research published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Functions in 2015 suggests that positive reinforcement actually works better than criticism to provide motivation for the child with ADD/ADHD. It seems that children with ADD are more influenced by external reinforcers than kids without ADD.
Growing Out of Attention Deficit Disorder
A recent study from Florida International University, that was published in The Journal of Abnormal Psychology, found an association between children who are raised by overly critical parents and a lack of resolution of the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder during adolescence.
Valentine's Day Presents for ADD
When it comes to Valentine's Day for a loved one with Attention Deficit Disorder, why not try this radical idea? Get them a coloring book and the art supplies to go with it!
Morning Organization for ADD
Many people have trouble organizing in the morning, especially if there are kids involved. When you factor in one or more family members with Attention Deficit Disorder, the difficulties can increase. Organization is helped by planning ahead. Here are some effective tips for success.
ADD and Internet Nutrition Resources
Healthy eating is one of the ways to help improve the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder. Eating clean foods is important, since pollutants exacerbate ADD/ADHD symptoms. It is imperative to have reliable information about nutrition. EWG and Power Your Diet are two good sources.
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