20 Gut Health Tips for Kids with ADHD

ADHD is prevalent these days, wreaking havoc on personal lives, families, and kids in school. There are drugs on the market to deal with it, and lots of different natural remedies for ADHD, but what if there was a way to deal with it from the root — from the inside out—by considering gut health and ADHD…

ADHD and Emotions: What You Need to Know

At a Glance Kids with ADHD feel the same emotions as their peers. Emotions are more intense with ADHD and impact everyday living. ADHD makes it hard to manage emotions. If your child has ADHD, you probably know about the major symptoms. Trouble focusing. Impulsivity. And in some cases, hyperactivity. But many kids with ADHD (also known as ADD)…

ADHD Tips for Your Life – The 15 Rules of Living With ADHD

If you apply these 15 ADHD tips to your own life, I’m confident that your life will change in big ways. Ready for a dose of reality? Just keep reading to see the complete list of tips for living with ADHD. ADHD Rule 1. Don’t tell most people that you have ADHD I rarely tell people…

How I Take Advantage of My ADHD With Hyperfocus

Adapted from Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain by Peter Shankman, published by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2017 by Peter Shankman. Our modern concept of ADHD as defined in the American Psychiatric Association’s bible, the DSM-IV-TR,…

8 Things I Wish People Knew About Parenting a Child With ADHD

From the minute we entered the restaurant with my 6-year-old son, I knew we were in for a tough time. The room was packed and noisy. It wasn’t kid-friendly, and my son has ADHD. We sat down at a table, and within minutes, he was fidgeting in his seat. He grabbed the salt and pepper shakers…

3 Defining Features of ADHD That Everyone Overlooks

The textbook symptoms of ADD — inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity — fail to reflect several of its most powerful characteristics; the ones that shape your perceptions, emotions, and motivation. Here, Dr. William Dodson explains how to recognize and manage ADHD’s true defining features. The DSM-V – the bible of psychiatric diagnosis – lists 18 diagnostic criteria for…

Effective Consequences for ADHD Kids

Imagine this scene: Your 7–year–old won’t stop teasing his little sister. You give him a 10 minute time out, but he refuses to comply and has a total meltdown. Or suppose you tell your 13–year–old to do her homework and stop texting her friend or else she will lose TV privileges for the week. She…

Why ADHD Kids Say I DON’T KNOW So Often

Why do ADHD kids say “I don’t know” so often? Recently, one of my clients (let’s call him Matt) cancelled calls with me 4 times. I knew why: It was because he knew we were going to do some homework together and he didn’t want to. He wanted to ride his bike (Who wouldn’t?). I…

What are Realistic Expectations after Starting ADHD Treatment?

Families are evaluated for multiple diagnoses and/or disorders when being seen at Connections. At times, we receive a lot of questions about what to expect after we begin our management plan. Hopefully, the following information will help individuals understand what to expect after we have started our road to managing ADHD and/or other coexisting disorders and…