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Seven tools to help parents bring out the absolute best in your their children with ADHD.

One parent, troubled that her child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) didn’t do as well in school as his classmates, began to look for his strengths. She noticed her boy’s creative and artistic talents, and started to foster those qualities.

Some excellent advice for this time of the year! 

Molly stopped taking holidays several years ago. It wasn’t that she didn’t enjoy the time off...she did...it was because she didn’t like returning to work. Molly has ADHD and has learned to use it to her advantage in her job. Her job in sales requires her to always be on the go and spends most of her time on the road, visiting clients. She manages to complete her paperwork first thing in the morning, before all the distractions of the day set in.

Great article on when both the parent and child have ADHD and some great ideas to get through the day!

Negotiating your child’s ADHD when you have ADHD can feel almost insurmountable. The genetics of ADHD are so strong that it’s not uncommon for a parent to have ADHD (quite often undiagnosed), or to experience traits of it. ADHD impacts executive function, the cognitive skills we use to organize and manage our lives, undermining the exact skills used to manage ADHD in the first place.

A new Japanese research study suggests a parent-training program for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder might prove to be an effective mainstream behavioural treatment. Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) say the new approach is geared to develop culturally appropriate parent-training programs for Japanese families of children with ADHD.
The study appears in the journal Japanese Psychological Research. In the proof-of-concept program, researchers found reductions in children’s ADHD symptoms and improvements in parent-child relationships.