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Misjudging the Child with ADD
More than one parent has lamented about how their child was misjudged before the child received a diagnosis of ADD. The diagnosis brings the knowledge that these are not voluntary behaviors, but the brain based difficulties with the child's executive function. Sometimes the truth sets you free.
Muffins Gluten Free for ADD
You don't have to be following a gluten-free diet to enjoy these little gems. However, if you have found that leaving gluten and processed sugars out of your diet improves the negative symptoms of your Attention Deficit Disorder, these muffins can be useful.
Problem Solving to Relieve Stress with ADD
When you have Attention Deficit Disorder and you are trying to juggle too many demanding activities at once, it is time to reassess that state of affairs. You could develop a decision making chart. This article takes you through the basics of making a logical decision to improve your stress level.
The Value of Companion Animals and ADD
If your family's lifestyle allows for pet ownership, consider adding a companion animal to your family. These furry family members need the dedication and resources to enjoy a "forever family." When you have a child with ADD, a companion animal, can mean the world to that child.
Finding Focus with Color
There are times when I am stressed out or trying to work through a complex problem. With Attention Deficit Disorder, either of those things can be difficult. I need an adult fidget. I want something that allows me to fidget and also hook into my creativity. Coloring a mandala does that for me!
College Academic Success with ADD
People with ADD/ADHD have difficulty with executive functioning, which impacts implementation and monitoring of their academic plans. Since these skills don't come naturally to us, we need to explicitly plan our road to academic success in college. Here are some pointers on how to do that.
A College Syllabus and Students with ADD
Students who have not been exposed to the syllabus in previous educational settings might think that it is just another piece of paper. They would be wrong! A syllabus is an essential tool for any college student, but especially for a student with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Brain Development Delays Cause ADD
A large new brain imaging study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, builds on earlier, studies to remove the stigma from ADD. These MRI brain imaging studies show visible differences in the brains of people with ADD. ADD is not caused by poor parenting or kids who don't care about their behavior!
Loving Relationships and ADD
Building and maintaining strong relationships with the ones that we love is an important part of a satisfying life. When Attention Deficit Disorder is part of the equation, life can get complicated. ADD can also be a blessing by leading to playfulness and creativity in loving relationships.
Invisible Disabilities Association Review
Since there is no visible mark when you have Attention Deficit Disorder, often folks do not understand how debilitating the negative symptoms of ADD can be. However, the people who run the website Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) comprehend the pain that can be a part of ADD/ADHD.
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