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Exercise and ADHD. Don’t Forget Gym Class!

yoga kidsMany of you are busy setting up your child’s home school schedule.  Your dining room has become a classroom.  Your child’s school schedule is in front of the computer with a series of Zoom meetings.  It is easy for all of us to get distracted sitting in front of a screen.  Just imagine how difficult it is for your child with ADHD.

Exercise is an essential part of everyone’s daily schedule.  But it is important now more than ever to make certain you have “Gym Class”...

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Emotion regulation skills. Can a dog be the answer?

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We teach our dogs how to sit, roll over, and speak.  But can a dog teach your ADHD child emotion regulation skills?

If you own a dog, you know the wonderful feeling of Scruffy meeting you at the door with unconditional love and lots of wet kisses.  You can feel the stress of the day disappear as your dog snuggles in for that most important belly rub.  

Studies now show that not only do you get good feelings from your dog, but your dog can actually help your ADHD child...

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Executive Function @ Home Activity

EF homePeople with ADHD tend to experience very strong emotions. As a result, they sometimes get carried away by their feelings and respond impulsively without considering how their actions will affect themselves or others.

Take some time today to start understanding and controlling your emotions. Improving your emotional control will in turn improve your focus, impulse control, stress management, and relationships.

At first glance, this exercise might seem to serve the same purpose as a journal or...

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ADHD And Perfectionism

perfectIt may be difficult to comprehend that ADHD and perfectionism can go hand in hand.  However, a recent article by Psych Central, ADHD With a Side of Perfectionism, discusses how the two can not only be found together, but the combinations can also be debilitating. Petersen states in his article, “What makes ADHD and perfectionism a disastrous duo is that perfectionism can exacerbate many negative side effects of ADHD symptoms.” He lists some common symptoms of ADHD that may...

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