ADHD

How To Get an ADHD Diagnosis

If you are an adult who thinks you have ADHD or if you are the parent of a child who you think has ADHD, where do you begin? How do you go about getting a diagnosis? Caveat: Because I live in the USA, this will be written from the perspective of someone using our medical… Continue reading How To Get an ADHD Diagnosis

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Gift Ideas for ADHD Kids

Shopping for an ADHD child can be a challenge. Our kids are a bit different(I can say this --I have ADHD, too), and often their interests are just as unique as the child. Sometimes, the interests are just like other kids --I mean, who doesn’t like Legos? Hopefully, these ideas will help you in your… Continue reading Gift Ideas for ADHD Kids

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ADHD Comorbidities That Parents Should Be Aware Of

ADHD is hard. It is hard to live with ADHD when you have it. It is hard to live with ADHD when your friends and family have it. It is hard to accurately diagnose sometimes, and it is hard to find treatments that work --because everyone is different and how the ADHD affects them is… Continue reading ADHD Comorbidities That Parents Should Be Aware Of

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How Do Executive Function Problems Affect My ADHD Child?

#ADHDFacts #DrBarkley #GraceUnderPressureBlog #ADHDAwarenessMonth If you or your child have ADHD, you have executive function issues. ADHD is basically all about problems in executive function. What is executive function? “Executive functions (collectively referred to as executive function and cognitive control) are a set of cognitive processes that are necessary for the cognitive control of behavior:… Continue reading How Do Executive Function Problems Affect My ADHD Child?

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10 ADHD Statistics Parents Should Be Aware Of

As part of ADHD awareness month, I have been posting ADHD facts regularly on Facebook. More than once I have been asked if I could back up my facts with studies and data. For some of these facts, I was able to find data; others I only have videos or articles by experts. I hope… Continue reading 10 ADHD Statistics Parents Should Be Aware Of

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What Is My ADHD Child’s Executive Function Tank?

#ADHDFacts #DrBarkley #GraceUnderPressureBlog #ADHDAwarenessMonth Executive function is defined as "self-directed actions needed to sustain problem-solving towards a goal." “Executive functions (collectively referred to as executive function and cognitive control) are a set of cognitive processes that are necessary for the cognitive control of behavior: selecting and successfully monitoring behaviors that facilitate the attainment of chosen… Continue reading What Is My ADHD Child’s Executive Function Tank?

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What Is My ADHD Child’s Executive Function Age?

“Executive functions (collectively referred to as executive function and cognitive control) are a set of cognitive processes that are necessary for the cognitive control of behavior: selecting and successfully monitoring behaviors that facilitate the attainment of chosen goals. Executive functions include basic cognitive processes such as attentional control, cognitive inhibition, inhibitory control, working memory, and… Continue reading What Is My ADHD Child’s Executive Function Age?

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13 Facts Parents of ADHD Children Should Know

#ADHDFacts #DrBarkley #GraceUnderPressureBlog #ADHDAwarenessMonth If you love someone who has been diagnosed with ADHD or who you think has ADHD you might feel like you're fighting a battle. False information, extreme biases, and fake news are profuse to the point that what most of the public believes about ADHD is simply lies --lies that affect… Continue reading 13 Facts Parents of ADHD Children Should Know

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How To Plan a Flexible Homeschool Schedule

Schedule is actually a bad word at my house, and I don’t call what we do a schedule. Maybe more like a plan, but I still put schedule in the title. Because that is what most people will think of when they see our plan. This post is a follow up to a previous post… Continue reading How To Plan a Flexible Homeschool Schedule

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I Failed Flylady | What To Do If You Can’t Even Do Flylady

Once upon a time, this mom tried to follow Flylady. If you're not familiar with Flylady, it's advertised as a program for even the most chaotic of people to get their homes and lives organized. All my friends swore by it and promised that if I just tried, this would solve all my housekeeping problems.… Continue reading I Failed Flylady | What To Do If You Can’t Even Do Flylady