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Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students

Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students

Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students For parents of neurodiverse kids, the “back to school” season usually brings with it one consistent emotion: feeling overwhelmed. Any kind of abrupt change, in general, can be difficult for learners with autism, ADHD, ODD, or other neurodiverse diagnoses. Tack on navigating a post-pandemic world, and you have a challenge that no one was prepared for. Parents, then, are left scrambling to find strategies to make this transition as easy as possible. But what exactly are those strategies? Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students If you find yourself feeling like this, take…
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How Visual Schedules Help Children with Special Needs

How Visual Schedules Help Children with Special Needs

How Visual Schedules Help Special Needs Children We use many tools to keep our days organized, from our old-school notebooks to our online calendars. They're so handy for adults. Why wouldn't we give our kids the same types of tools to organize their days? It turns out that children benefit from scheduling tools, too. But theirs look a little bit different. How Visual Schedules Help Children With Special Needs Behavior therapists have been using visual schedules for the last 25 years to help children stay focused and transition from one task to the next. What are Visual Schedules? A visual…
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A Helpful List of School Make-Ahead Healthy Snacks for ADHD Kids

A Helpful List of School Make-Ahead Healthy Snacks for ADHD Kids

healthy snacks adhd All parents already have their work cut out for them – to get their children to eat anything other than chips of choice, burgers, iced tea, sugary soda, and Fruity Loops. However, children with ADHD have a bigger problem in their hands – getting their kids to eat. Yes, the medication for ADHD can often blunt your children's appetite and result in fickle taste buds that can cause them to turn up their noses at the previous week's lunch box favorites. Therefore, school lunches that you create using the best steak knives and other equipment often go uneaten. A…
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Nine Tips for Handling Overthinking in ADHD

Nine Tips for Handling Overthinking in ADHD

Tips for Handling Overthinking in ADHD https://youtu.be/aMZBaFUluao If you have been diagnosed with ADHD {attention deficit hyperactivity disorder}, you most likely know about the overthinking associated with the condition. Patients often find themselves going over and over seemingly harmless utterances or situations in their minds. It is much like a fight between your brain's emotional and rational parts. Nine Tips for Handling Overthinking in ADHD Overthinking is undoubtedly not reserved for those with ADHD. However, in ADHD, your brain works quite quickly such that it gets caught in thinking loops more frequently than in those without ADHD. While overthinking might…
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Utilizing The Garden To Support Your Child With ADHD

Utilizing The Garden To Support Your Child With ADHD

ADHD garden As the parent of a child with ADHD, adapting the home to meet their unique needs is vital. While a winning bedroom, lounge, and space to relax are all vital, there is another area that could become your secret weapon—the garden. When the garden is used to its full potential, it becomes the perfect place for connecting with teens and younger children alike. In the post coronavirus era, the proposed benefits are even greater. By the end of this guide, you'll be ready to unlock the best situation for your family finally. Why The Garden Deserves Your Attention Spending time…
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Connecting with Teens with ADHD

Connecting with Teens with ADHD

Teens with ADHD Though hyperactivity levels decrease from childhood to adolescence, teens with ADHD still tend to make impulsive decisions and struggle to pay attention. However, these symptoms can develop into behavioral issues during adolescence. Their distracting behavior can cause a rift with teachers and result in detention, lower grades, or even expulsion. This can cause them to lash out in frustration, argumentativeness, and even violence. Connecting with Teens with ADHD However, understanding where ADHD comes from and how it manifests in teens can lead to solutions that benefit the whole family. Where Does ADHD Come From? The American Psychiatric…
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Parenting Children with ADHD during COVID-19

Parenting Children with ADHD during COVID-19

Need tips for parenting children with ADHD during COVID 19? Keep reading to find out how to keep your child on track with their goals! e are all having to adjust to the new normal during this pandemic.  It has halted and interrupted our schedules and the different routines in our lives. For parents with kids with ADHD, it can even be more challenging. Their children are going without the outlet of school and home easily becomes monotonous. Parenting Children with ADHD during COVID-19 The spread of COVID-19 has worked to create new guidelines that we are currently living by,…
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Coping with  Misunderstandings Due to Hyper-Focusing

Coping with Misunderstandings Due to Hyper-Focusing

Having four children, arguments happen often. Weekends and summers are when most of these happen. The whole "being stuck in the same house together" thing and all. Most of these arguments are a result of some type of misunderstanding. Though they have not lived a day apart, living in a neurodiverse family can prove challenging at times. Having three children with autism makes for humorous misunderstandings! So as you can imagine, disagreeing due to hyper-focusing happens quite often. Today was one of those days. Our son was napping for once (yeah me!), and the girls were all outside playing with…
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