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  • Three Ways to Talk to Siblings About ADHD
  • To this day I don’t know what it was that upset my son with ADHD; it all happened so fast. Finally off with our three kids on our cross country driving trip, we stopped for lunch in a small country town. Angry and upset, our son disappeared at a brisk pace across the street and out of sight. 

  • Are You Having Fun With Your ADHD Kids?
  • I swore I would never turn into The Taskmaster. But here I was, about to lose it over yet another of my son's missed homework assignments.

  • Let Go of Judgment - Parenting a Child with ADHD
  • There we were, in the front foyer of the restaurant, my ADHD son screaming, barely catching his breath in frustration. Do I cave and let him have his way or do I hold my ground? Mortified and exasperated, I felt I had failed my child and failed as a parent. 

  • Six Strategies to Manage Your Emotions and Problem-Solve
  • If you're a person with ADHD you may feel your emotions more strongly and react to them more immediately. 

  • Three Ways to Make a Decision and Get Things Done
  • If you are a person living with ADHD, chances are decision-making can at times be overwhelming and can delay getting things done.

  • ADHD Promise and Challenges
  • Over the past few decades, cognitive scientists have found that small alterations in how people study can accelerate and deepen learning, improving retention and comprehension in a range of subjects, including math, science and foreign languages.

  • How Do Student-Led Conferences Work With Parents? A Teacher Explains
  • Instead of sitting on the sidelines during parent-teacher conferences, students increasingly are joining their parents in meetings to discuss their academic progress.

  • Experts say dyslexia simulation fails to fairly depict learning disorder
  • Although dyslexia is one of the most common learning disorders in the U.S., it's among the hardest to relate to if you don't have it.

  • The Fatal Flaw of Educational Assessment
  • America's students are not being educated as well these days as they should be. A key reason for this calamity is that we currently use the wrong tests to make our most important educational decisions. The effectiveness of both teachers and schools is now evaluated largely using students' scores on annually administered standardized tests, but most of these tests are simply unsuitable for this intended purpose.

  • Depression at Home Can Significantly Impact Kids’ Grades
  • When parents suffer depression, there can be a ripple effect on children. Kids may become anxious, even sad. There may be behavior problems. Health may suffer.