Parenting ADHD Children - Behavior & Discipline

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Many ADHD children -- and their parents -- struggle with ADD/ADHD symptoms such as hyperactivity, behavior issues, disorganization, anger, and poor social skills. These will help your family regain control over these and other symptoms of attention deficit.
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How Art Therapy Tames Impulsivity, Distractibility

Art therapy uses the processes of drawing, painting, and sculpting to help children address emotional problems, develop interpersonal... Picture a happier, more confident child »

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The Case for (Working, Maturing) Gap Years

Not every teen is ready for fly the coup. Many could benefit from a few more years of... more »

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The Teens' Guide to Making Meds Work

If you are a recent or forthcoming high-school graduate, you are mature enough to begin managing your own... more »

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Birthday Parties, the Cafeteria, and Other Social Obstacles

You need not helicopter to help your child make friends — in fact, too much parental interference can... more »

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The Art of Happiness — and Self-Esteem

Art projects — like these creative suggestions — enable a child with ADHD to see her strengths in... more »

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Not Every Child Loves Gymnastics or Baseball

When it comes to extracurricular activities for kids with ADHD, quality matters much more than quantity. And trial... more »

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Back From the Brink: Two Families' Stories of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder is a serious, family-straining condition often associated with violet outbursts, persistent disobedience, and school expulsions... more »

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