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11 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With ADHD

1. “Did you take your medicine today?” Via Paramount/ Zoolander Yes, I did, but I can see you missed your it’s-none-of-my-damn-business pill. 2. “It’s not that hard to just focus.” Via LEGO You know, I’m having no trouble focusing on how much I hate you right now. I’m cured! 3. …

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Possible Causes of ADHD And Effects of ADHD Medication

Scroll Down For Possible Causes Of adhd What Does Research Show About the Effects of ADHD Medication? I’m thinking of putting my 8-year-old on ADHD medication. What do long-term studies of children on ADHD medications show? Many parents are concerned about the effects of medications for treating ADHD. These drugs …

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MY SECRET WEAPON FOR CALMING MY ACTIVE CHILD

I’m going to let you in my secret weapon: Magnesium. I have used things like yoga and diet changes to help manage my son’s hyperactivity in the past. They are a great part of helping him get through the day. But there is one more that is really great for …

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Dr. Leon Eisenberg, the 'father' of ADHD, said just before his death that ADHD 'is a prime example of a fictitious disease.'

I’ve been seeing this story making the rounds about how the alleged “inventor” of ADHD (aDr. Eisenberg) had a sort of deathbed confession, and, in an interview with Der Spiegel 7 monthsbefore he died at 87, said, “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.” Leon Eisenberg, the father …

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The Benefits of Exercise for Kids with Autism, ADHD and Other Neurological Disorders

This week’s inspirational story comes from one of my cousins who has seemed to have experienced it all. She is an amazing advocate for her child. Her persistence in her child’s therapy, social skills, and IEP planning continues to pay off as he succeeds in the classroom, home, and everyday …

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47 Hacks People With ADD/ADHD Use To Stay On Track

1. “Take a picture of your to-do list otherwise #1 on your to-do list will be find the to-do list!” 2. “Break long tasks into manageable segments. For example, you don’t have to ‘Clean your room,’ you have to: 1. Place all laundry in a basket… 2. Clear off desk…. …

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5 Things Not to Say to Your Child About ADHD

“I know how you feel. I get distracted sometimes, too.” You want to help your child feel less alone. But unless you have ADHD, too, a comment like this may trivialize her challenges with ADHD. She may wonder, “If Mom can get along OK, what’s wrong with me that I …

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28 Things Nobody Tells You About Having A Kid With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

1. People don’t get it. ADHD is not a personality defect; it’s a neurobehavioral disorder. 2. You can love your child and still be super annoyed. ADHD kids forget their homework, their lunchbox, and the jacket you just bought at Target. Even when you remind them. Which you do. All …

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15 simple and effective strategies to use in the classroom for students diagnosed with (ADHD)

Differentiation is something every teacher integrates into their classroom. As all teachers know, it’s not an easy job to differentiate learning; considering that there are all types of learners. Most classrooms have a unique blend of gifted learners, English Language Learners, students with special needs, and students at different reading levels …

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What My Son with ADHD Would Like Grown-Ups to Know

I was talking with my 12-year-old son the other day about a girl he likes in school. “She’s the most popular girl but some people say really mean things about her.” “What do they say that’s mean?” I asked “They call her fat and say she’s ugly without any makeup.” …

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