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Task Initiation Mastery: Empowering Your Child’s Productivity

Task initiation is the cornerstone of productivity, yet many children, especially those with conditions like ADHD, anxiety, OCD, and depression, struggle with this fundamental skill. They need help starting homework, chores, or extracurricular activities.  Complex initiation tasks can significantly impact a child’s academic performance, social interactions, and overall well-being.  Task initiation is defined as the cognitive ability to begin activities

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ADHD Medications

ADHD Medications: Are the Side Effects of Stimulant Drugs Worth It?

It’s crucial to clarify the distinction between ADHD and ADD medication and use of the acronym. In the past, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) was commonly used to describe individuals primarily experiencing inattention without hyperactivity. However, diagnostic terminology has evolved, and ADHD now covers various presentations, including inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and combined types.  Consequently, ADD is considered an outdated term, and ADHD

Read More »
Overprescription of ADHD Medication

Overprescription of ADHD Medication: Are Stimulants for Kids?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a topic of much worry in today’s busy world. As more and more people are diagnosed with ADHD and are prescribed medication, it has become clear that managing this condition involves more than just taking pills. As a neurodevelopmental disorder, ADHD is characterized by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. It affects millions of

Read More »
Downside of ADHD Drugs

ADHD Drugs: What is the Downside of ADHD Drugs?

While it may seem that medication can significantly aid in managing ADHD symptoms, it’s crucial to understand potential drawbacks or side effects. Most of my patients try medication because it is the only option presented and by the time they get to me in my clinic, they recognize that it isn’t really helping behavior.  When it comes to medications, there

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Blog AuDHD Burnout How to Manage and Treat

AuDHD Burnout: How to Manage and Treat

AuDHD burnout is an often unspoken and deeply challenging experience for our children. Over the years, I’ve witnessed firsthand the struggles and triumphs of families navigating the complex terrain of neurodiversity. But what is AuDHD burnout?   When your child brimming with energy and curiosity suddenly becomes withdrawn, irritable, and seemingly overwhelmed by the simplest tasks, it is likely an AuDHD

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BLOG ADHD Burnout

Ways to Overcome ADHD Burnout in Teens and College Students

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often associated with symptoms like hyperactivity and impulsivity ADHD also brings forth challenges like emotional dysregulation and executive function deficits.  One significant but often overlooked aspect of ADHD is burnout – a state of mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion resulting from chronic stress. People with ADHD are more prone to burnout because of what

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Blog Neurodivergent Hypermobility The Link Between ADHD and Joint Laxity

Neurodivergent Hypermobility: The Link Between ADHD and Joint Laxity

Parenting children with mental health challenges requires a comprehensive understanding of their conditions. One often overlooked aspect is the connection between ADHD and hypermobility. I’ll help simplify this relationship to provide parents with manageable insights into this complex intersection. Understanding the connection between ADHD and hypermobility can explain the challenges faced by children who experience both conditions. While ADHD is

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Blog - Is ADHD a Learning Disability

Is ADHD a Learning Disability? Understanding the Differences 

As a parent, you may have encountered concerns about your child’s behavior or performance in school, leading you to wonder whether they might have ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), a Learning Disability (LD), or perhaps both.  I have seen so many children with ADHD and learning disability in the past 30 years. I’ll help give light to the question “Is ADHD

Read More »
BLOG ADHD and Dyslexia Comorbidity Their Double Impact on Learning

ADHD and Dyslexia Comorbidity: Their Double Impact on Learning

There is an intricate relationship between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyslexia. ADHD, a neurological disorder, manifests through symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, affecting various aspects of life, from school performance to social interactions. Dyslexia, on the other hand, is a specific learning disability, primarily characterized by difficulties in reading, writing, and spelling, despite adequate intelligence and

Read More »
ADHD and Lying Why Does Your Child Lie

ADHD and Lying: Why Does Your Child Lie?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a very common condition affecting individuals and children from even very young ages. In fact, about 6.1 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD in 2016 (Danielson et al., 2018). Children with ADHD struggle with a lot of things beyond just paying attention, such as low self-esteem and communication

Read More »
Task Initiation

Task Initiation Mastery: Empowering Your Child’s Productivity

Task initiation is the cornerstone of productivity, yet many children, especially those with conditions like ADHD, anxiety, OCD, and depression, struggle with this fundamental skill. They need help starting homework, chores, or extracurricular activities.  Complex initiation tasks can significantly impact a child’s academic performance, social interactions, and overall well-being.  Task initiation is defined as the cognitive ability to begin activities

Read More »
ADHD Medications

ADHD Medications: Are the Side Effects of Stimulant Drugs Worth It?

It’s crucial to clarify the distinction between ADHD and ADD medication and use of the acronym. In the past, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) was commonly used to describe individuals primarily experiencing inattention without hyperactivity. However, diagnostic terminology has evolved, and ADHD now covers various presentations, including inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and combined types.  Consequently, ADD is considered an outdated term, and ADHD

Read More »
Overprescription of ADHD Medication

Overprescription of ADHD Medication: Are Stimulants for Kids?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a topic of much worry in today’s busy world. As more and more people are diagnosed with ADHD and are prescribed medication, it has become clear that managing this condition involves more than just taking pills. As a neurodevelopmental disorder, ADHD is characterized by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. It affects millions of

Read More »
Downside of ADHD Drugs

ADHD Drugs: What is the Downside of ADHD Drugs?

While it may seem that medication can significantly aid in managing ADHD symptoms, it’s crucial to understand potential drawbacks or side effects. Most of my patients try medication because it is the only option presented and by the time they get to me in my clinic, they recognize that it isn’t really helping behavior.  When it comes to medications, there

Read More »
Blog AuDHD Burnout How to Manage and Treat

AuDHD Burnout: How to Manage and Treat

AuDHD burnout is an often unspoken and deeply challenging experience for our children. Over the years, I’ve witnessed firsthand the struggles and triumphs of families navigating the complex terrain of neurodiversity. But what is AuDHD burnout?   When your child brimming with energy and curiosity suddenly becomes withdrawn, irritable, and seemingly overwhelmed by the simplest tasks, it is likely an AuDHD

Read More »
BLOG ADHD Burnout

Ways to Overcome ADHD Burnout in Teens and College Students

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often associated with symptoms like hyperactivity and impulsivity ADHD also brings forth challenges like emotional dysregulation and executive function deficits.  One significant but often overlooked aspect of ADHD is burnout – a state of mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion resulting from chronic stress. People with ADHD are more prone to burnout because of what

Read More »
Blog Neurodivergent Hypermobility The Link Between ADHD and Joint Laxity

Neurodivergent Hypermobility: The Link Between ADHD and Joint Laxity

Parenting children with mental health challenges requires a comprehensive understanding of their conditions. One often overlooked aspect is the connection between ADHD and hypermobility. I’ll help simplify this relationship to provide parents with manageable insights into this complex intersection. Understanding the connection between ADHD and hypermobility can explain the challenges faced by children who experience both conditions. While ADHD is

Read More »
Blog - Is ADHD a Learning Disability

Is ADHD a Learning Disability? Understanding the Differences 

As a parent, you may have encountered concerns about your child’s behavior or performance in school, leading you to wonder whether they might have ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), a Learning Disability (LD), or perhaps both.  I have seen so many children with ADHD and learning disability in the past 30 years. I’ll help give light to the question “Is ADHD

Read More »
BLOG ADHD and Dyslexia Comorbidity Their Double Impact on Learning

ADHD and Dyslexia Comorbidity: Their Double Impact on Learning

There is an intricate relationship between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyslexia. ADHD, a neurological disorder, manifests through symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, affecting various aspects of life, from school performance to social interactions. Dyslexia, on the other hand, is a specific learning disability, primarily characterized by difficulties in reading, writing, and spelling, despite adequate intelligence and

Read More »
ADHD and Lying Why Does Your Child Lie

ADHD and Lying: Why Does Your Child Lie?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a very common condition affecting individuals and children from even very young ages. In fact, about 6.1 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD in 2016 (Danielson et al., 2018). Children with ADHD struggle with a lot of things beyond just paying attention, such as low self-esteem and communication

Read More »
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