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Planning Safe Vacation Fun with ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder are blessed with huge doses of creativity and a flair for out-of-the-box problem solving. Add these traits with boundless energy and impulsivity and you have a recipe for an interesting vacation…or a disaster waiting to happen. What's the difference? Planning!
Stimulant Meds and Lower Smoking Rates with ADD
Does taking stimulants to improve focus for kids with Attention Deficit Disorder cause a child to abuse substances? A study found the opposite appears to be true. There is a strong association between lower smoking rates and effective treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder with stimulant drugs.
College Graduation and ADD
Congratulations! You are graduating from college! Your road has not been smooth. However, you persevered, learned to plan, and found your own study style. Because you cared and worked hard, you are graduating. Let's collect all of that learning to get you ready for your big launch into the world.
Setting Limits and ADD
Setting limits is an effective way to discipline children with Attention Deficit Disorder. It can be thought of as a statement that says, "If you do this, then this will be the result." The child knows what will happen. He can depend on the parental response.
Against Punishment for Kids with ADD
What's the difference between punishment and discipline? What are the long-term effects of punishment? How does setting limits affect discipline? What does all of this have to do with Attention Deficit Disorder?
Gardening and Attention Deficit Disorder
How can grubbing around in the dirt and gardening help Attention Deficit Disorder? There are several possible ways. Find out the benefits that gardening can have for improving the troublesome symptoms of ADD!
Creative Problem Solving and ADD
Students in classrooms and workers on the job often find themselves in trouble because they don't complete tasks in the same manner that most other people do. Nobody expects the creative types of solutions that they find. The person with ADD will jump straight from Plan A to Plan G to Plan Z!
Improving Concentration for ADD
Having better focus at school with Attention Deficit Disorder is not just a matter of sitting at a desk, staring at the teacher, and repeating in your head, "Focus, focus, gotta concentrate on this." It's a process that starts in the home, and then continues at the school. Here are some strategies!
Developing Resilience with ADD
Why are some people able to go with the flow, work through problems, and carry on, even when bad things happen? How do they persevere, while others crumple at the smallest hint of adversity? The answer is resilience, that ability to persist in efforts and to believe that life will get better.
Facts About Stimulant Med Use and ADD
The use of stimulant medications combined with lifestyle strategies have been the treatments that show the most efficacy for the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder. Get the facts about stimulant medication and find out what researchers have to say.
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