Practice Gratitude Regulary

This past week, it was US Thanksgiving. When it’s Thanksgiving, people (generally) have a great time with friends and family, and have a wonderful, satisfying meal together. And… most people take some time to consider what they are thankful for. I am thankful for so many things. Including: My Family and Friends My Health My profession, and the ability I…

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Long Term Stimulant Use Improves School Grades

When kids or teens are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, doctors generally recommend medication to help to control the symptoms.The most commonly used medications include the stimulant medications – namely medicines like: Concerta, Adderall, Adderall XR, Vyvanse, Metadate CD, Ritalin LA, Methylphenidate, Dextroamphetamine, and others. While there are many studies showing that the ADHD symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity improve with…

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Stop Your Child’s Negative Thoughts

Kids and teens with ADD/ADHD often have what we can call: “Gremlins”. These can also be called: ANTS = Automatic Negative Thoughts. Everybody gets these, but automatic negative thoughts can be particularly difficult and damaging to kids and teens with ADHD. And, most of the time, parents feel helpless (or helpless and frustrated) when they can’t seem to help their…

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Adult ADHD: Surviving The Holidays

The Holidays can be a very stressful time for everyone – but it’s especially difficult for Adults with ADD/ADHD. There are so many details to take care of, including: Decorations Cards Gifts Events Food… And the list goes on and on… And the worst part is that many adults with ADD often get overwhelmed, and then down when they feel…

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Action Signs For Children’s Mental Health

Despite progress that has been made in children’s mental health, research repeatedly shows that greater than 75% of children with diagnosable and treatable mental health conditions do not get the proper diagnosis or treatment. To address this, in 2001, the US Surgeon General called for the development of some “warning signs” or “action signs” to help to identify children at…

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Procrastination in ADHD Kids and Teens

Does your ADD or ADHD child procrastinate a lot? If you’re like most parents, the answer is yes. And it likely leads to frustration, hassles, and maybe even battles. And most parents are thinking: ” This whole thing could have been avoided, if my son (or daughter) didn’t leave this till the last minute!” Procrastination is a complicated issue. There…

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Conquering Clutter

Clutter is a universal problem for adults with ADD/ADHD. When there’s trouble dealing with the boring need to clean up little things, piles begin to build up. Paperwork is often a big issue, as well as impulsively buying something that seemed great at the time, and now is just filling up more space. And then clutter can get overwhelming… It…

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Great ADHD Resources

As you know, it is really important to develop supports around you and your family. Whenever you are dealing with any challenge – like ADD/ADHD challenges, or working toward a goal, it is very helpful to have a support network. The saying “it takes a village” comes to mind. I’m writing this post today to share the people who are…

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ADHD on Breakfast Television

I had the great fortune of being invited onto Breakfast Television – one of Canada’s biggest morning shows. Here’s a copy of my interview. Enjoy! You can pick up a copy of Attention Difference Disorder here: Canadians – click here, Americans (and international) – click here.

Adult ADHD Radio Interview

On Sunday September 4, 2011, I was interviewed on WGTK radio on the Dr. Stan Frager show. The interview was all about adult ADHD (with some questions/comments about teen ADHD as well). Dr. Frager was kind enough to let me share the recording of the radio station with you. You can hear the radio interview here: Please share any comments…

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