The beginning of a new school year is exciting but can also bring about a range of strong emotions, especially for anyone living with ADHD. Transitioning from summer mode to school mode can fill you and your child with worry, frustration, and anxiety. Will they … Continue reading ADHD & Anger in the Family: How to Manage Frustration and Rage with One Technique
Dear Dr. Saline: What are the best ways to explain to your child or teen about their ADHD so they can understand and be able to learn to self advocate for themselves? I want to help my twelve year old son accept his neurodivergence and … Continue reading Ask Dr. Saline: How to talk to your child or teen about an ADHD diagnosis
“Plan to spend time alone with each child at least once or twice monthly to deepen connections and help repair sibling relationships.” Read More>> Key Points: “4 Ways to Improve Family Dynamics” Redefine fairness in the family. Encourage concessions from everyone. Set up private time. … Continue reading Q: “Family Dynamics are Unbalanced Between Our Kids With and Without ADHD”
Catastrophizing and worrying may spark an anxiety spiral. Dismantle negative thoughts by differentiating productive worry from toxic worry, identifying negative behaviors, and building a support system. Here’s how to get started. Read More>> Key Points: “The Worrying-Anxiety Connection” “Toxic Worry vs. Productive Worry” “3 Ways … Continue reading How to Stop Catastrophizing: A Guide for ADHD Worriers
You’ve finally gotten your life with your kids on a roll: You are kind of on top of the school routine and have somewhat nailed the play date and activities schedules. Then, blammo, summer hits, and all that hard-won efficiency goes out the window. If you … Continue reading How to Plan Summer for Your Kids — When You Have ADHD
Breakdowns in communication set children who have ADHD up to fail. Read More>> Key Points: “Mistake #1: Expecting Perfection” “Mistake #2: Skimping on Praise” “Mistake #3: Leaving Kids Out of Decisions” Read Dr. Saline’s latest blog post: Join my newsletter community to learn more>>
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