ADHD and Mood Swings: What You Need to Know

At a Glance Kids with ADHD often feel emotions more intensely than other kids. Trouble managing emotions can lead to moodiness and mood swings. There are ways you can help your child recognize and regulate his emotions. Kids with ADHD (also known as ADD) often struggle with managing their emotions. For some, that can mean mood swings that…

27 Signs You Have Dyspraxia, aka Developmental Coordination Disorder

It took nearly 60 years for my father to learn that he had dyspraxia. Without ever understanding why, my dad had failed his driving test eight times, stepped on strangers’ feet every time he tried to dance, and couldn’t follow a map. It wasn’t until his 10-year-old daughter (me!) was formally diagnosed with dyspraxia, or developmental…

Stop Punishing Kids For Having ADHD

I see and read about it every day, parents asking each other, “What consequences or punishment should I give my child with ADHD so that they will…” Parents and teachers are excellent at coming up with punishments.  Everything from writing sentences to missing recess or other “rewards” that they think will suddenly inspire a kid…

11 Must-Know Tips For Dealing With A Partner With ADHD

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) isn’t funny or cute or quirky like it’s often portrayed. It’s not just a case of being distracted or antsy. It’s a serious condition that can make life extremely difficult. Being in a relationship with someone with ADHD is both wonderful and challenging, but if you want to have any…

ADHD and Messiness: What You Need to Know

At a Glance Many kids with ADHD are messy. ADHD challenges can make it hard to get organized and keep things tidy. There are strategies you can try to help your child be less messy. Some kids are naturally neat. They keep their things fairly organized and try to avoid mess. Others aren’t always so…

The difficult decision to medicate ADHD or not

As big decisions go, how to treat a child diagnosed with ADHD is an exceptionally hard one. recently found myself at a brunch where every single parent had at least one school-aged child who had been diagnosed with—or was being assessed for—attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD. All but one of these kids were…

10 Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome: Know the Signs

Asperger’s syndrome is part of the autism spectrum disorder, also known as ASD. According to medical experts, it is a mild form of autism and generally manifests without extreme mental disabilities. The main outward characteristics of a person with Asperger’s syndrome are poor social skills, lacking nonverbal communication, and being clumsy. Unlike other forms of autism,…

Some Psychologists Say ADHD Sufferers Are Actually ‘Indigo Children’

A rising number of American psychologists have suggested that children who are diagnosed as suffering from ADHD or ADD may actually be “Indigo Children” who possess special psychic powers.  Since the 1990’s, a growing number of medical professionals have dismissed the traditional ADHD diagnoses associated with long-term social and behavioral health problems, and have instead…

10 Things that Make People with ADHD Highly Successful

What have Richard Branson, Ty Pennington, Katherine Ellison, Paris Hilton, and Solange Knowles all got in common? They all have ADHD and they have been very successful. It has not always been easy for them as they have had to cope with hyperactivity, short attention span and the side effects of medication. But ADHD does have quite…

7 ADHD Triggers You Never Suspected

Identifying Your ADHD Triggers From an outside perspective, it looks as if you live your life like everyone else. But the reality is that, due to your ADHD, you have to be cautious about things others take for granted. If you aren’t considering how the things you do on a daily basis can trigger your…