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Holiday Visits and Kids with ADD
When kids with Attention Deficit Disorder are around people who barely know them, the results can be volatile. A holiday season brings opportunities for visits with people that we care for. What can you do to improve the outcomes of these visits? Here are suggestions to make everybody's day better!
House Cleaning and ADD
What does your home look like? Hopefully, not like mine! With winter coming on, more time is being spent in the house, I need to make the dust bunnies run for cover. Really, I need to make a house cleaning plan and work my plan for having a gracious home for the winter holidays. Take the first step!
How Attention Deficit Disorder Affects Adults
ADD isn't just for kids! The National Institutes for Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that over four percent of the adult population has ADD. Attention Deficit Disorder can seriously impact many areas of adult life.
How Brains Focus Our Concentration
What does it take for us to concentrate on a task? How do our brains help us to focus? Which is more important, efficient selection or sensitivity enhancement? What types of environmental factors cause us to lose focus? A study by the RIKEN Brain Science Institute worked to find these answers.
How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD
If I could only have one book in my library about Attention Deficit Disorder, it would be Sandra F. Rief’s comprehensive book, How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD. This book is a complete reference for parents and educators. My review tells about the content in each section.
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!
Impulsive Behaviors and Danger for Kids with ADD
Kids with ADD are impulsive, creative, energetic, and will persist in trying to solve puzzles that they are interested in. This can be a good thing, unless they are putting themselves in danger. Limit the dangerous situations that your child can find himself in.
Informational Sites for Attention Deficit Disorder
Where do you get your information about Attention Deficit Disorder? A lot of information on the internet can be unreliable. Here is an annotated list of some of my favorite informational websites about ADD. They provide authoritative information that you can count on to be accurate.
Insomnia with ADD
People with Attention Deficit Disorder may have a lot of problems getting to sleep. Find out about insomnia and what can be done about it.
Integrative Pediatrics and ADD
Many parents appreciate having alternatives to medication for their children who have Attention Deficit Disorder. This article tells how integrative pediatrics can help. It also offers resources to help find out more about this branch of pediatric medicine and alternative treatments for ADD.
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