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Category Archives: About ADHD

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Raising a child with ADHD is not an easy task

Raising a child with ADHD is not an easy task. There’s no such thing as the perfect way to do it and there will be days that will feel really frustrating. Yet there are things you can do to make life easier. One effective strategy is to make and follow a detailed, structured routine. Kids […]

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9 Tips to help ADHD children perform better in school

Children who have ADHD will find it more difficult to cope in school, because symptoms like inattentiveness, impulsiveness and hyperactivity can get in the way of learning. Yet despite this, with the right support kids with ADHD can perform well in school and work at the same pace as their classmates. Whether you are a […]

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How to help ADHD Kids Learn Social Skills and Gain Friends

ADHD affects more than just behaviour and academic performance – most kids with ADHD have trouble socialising with other kids and building friendships. The ADHD symptoms they exhibit, such as impulsiveness and inattentiveness, makes it hard for them to win friends.  Feeling different or not being accepted by other children might be one of the […]

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How To Manage Your ADHD Child’s Impulsive Behaviour

Kids with ADHD often exhibit impulsive behavior. They have problems with sitting still or focusing their attention on something because they are easily distracted. They can’t stop talking and they’re always on the go. Your ADHD child’s impulsivity can often be difficult to deal with, but there are some simple things you can do to […]

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What is the ideal breakfast for a child with ADHD?

A healthy breakfast is a key factor in helping a child with ADHD begin her/his day well. This can be very challenging for parents because sometimes it’s so hard to determine what to offer or how to make sure that we are giving our kids the right combination of foods. So what does the ideal […]

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The Ten Commandments of Parents of ADHD Kids

I came across this on the internet, originally as “Ten Commandments of Parents with Kids on the Autism Spectrum” by Mari Nosal. I thought it was excellent and after a little tweaking I used it as my closing speech at the Swindon ADHD Inspiration Day in October 2014. I then used it again with a couple more tweaks […]

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ADHD and Neurofeedback in the News

One of the speakers at my ADHD Inspiration Day on Saturday is Stuart Black of BrainTrain UK. Stuart specialises in neurofeedback, an ADHD therapy that is very popular in America, and is just starting to make an impression in the UK. Neurofeedback works on the theory that ADHD is the result of the brain “de-regulating” – in […]

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