Children with ADD have some characteristics that set them apart from their peers. They need a lot of tender, loving care and understanding.
Attention Deficit Disorder Causes in Children
What do you say when people ask what causes Attention Deficit Disorder? Is it nature or nurture? What part does genetics play compared to the environmental factors? Read what research says about the causes of ADD or ADHD in children.
Enjoy Spring Break with ADD
Spring Break can be a time of renewal for families who have children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Plan some enjoyable activities. Structure the time, so that everybody will enjoy the family time together. Here are some articles that can help your family create a fantastic Spring Break.
Finding a Boy Scout Troop and ADD/ADHD
Joining a Boy Scout troop or Venture Crew can be a wonderful experience. Your child can develop deep relationships with peers and other adults. Skills and independence can be learned or enhanced. A well-chosen troop or crew can add to your child’s natural social support network and social skills.
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.
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.
Internet Safety and Kids with ADD
Many parents are uncomfortable about limiting their child’s computer freedoms. Hopefully, you already have computer rules in place to protect your child with ADD. Here are a group of policies that I feel are important to help keep your child internet-safe.
Learning Disabilities Occur with ADD
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder with or without hypertension may also have specific learning disabilities, too. Studies from the University College London and University of Rochester Medical Center shed light on challenges faced by children with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Meltdowns and Children with ADD
They used to be called temper tantrums. Now, they’re called meltdowns. What can you do if your child with Attention Deficit Disorder skips right past angry and into a full-blown rage? What actions can you take to either avert the meltdown or help your child regain control more quickly?
Rewarding Children and ADD
The most important thing to remember about rewarding a child is to choose something that the child desires. Do this by asking the child what they want! A reward is only reinforcing when it is a preferred object or activity. It doesn’t need to be expensive; it only needs to be desired.
Safety Tips and Kids with ADD
How do you keep kids with Attention Deficit Disorder safe when they are on a school holiday? Lazy, unstructured days can be dangerous days for impulsive children. These safety tips can help all kids, especially those with ADD or ADHD, have a safer and more pleasant time out of school.
Social Networks for Children with ADD
A child who has a lot of friends to socialize with is blessed, indeed! What if your child is lonely and isolated? What do you do? Maybe it's time to consider helping them build a natural social network. This article tells how to do this.
Summer Camp Fun and ADD
Summer is the time to refresh the spirit and build memories. If you decide to send your child to summer camp, carefully choose a camp that is a good match for your child’s needs! Summer camp can help foster independence and permit your child to have experiences that help him develop his interests.
Summertime Tips for Kids with ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder are amazingly creative. What is it like at your house if they become bored? Do your children make their own fun? Discover simple tips for making the summer break a happy and productive time for the whole family.
Telling Relatives About a Child with ADD
When you have a child with hyperactivity, it seems that everybody is an expert on your child's behaviors. Strangers will stop you to give their opinions. An ADD/ADHD diagnosis brings some relief. Now you know what is happening and can address the issues. But what do you tell your relatives?
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What do adults ask kids with ADD/ADHD about their condition? Questions center around the possible side effects of medication. The VOICES Study suggests that parents, schools, and medical professionals would help the children more by teaching them about how this condition affects the child's life.
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