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    Dealing with ADHD: One Woman's Story
    Dealing with ADHD: One Woman's Story My own experience with special needs has been learning to cope with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). My older daughter was always different from other children her age. Of course, as her mom, ...
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    ADHD: Establishing Routines
    ADHD: Establishing Routines One of the first steps in reducing household chaos is to establish routines. That means determining what situations occur regularly and then establishing a structure or sequence to be repeated every single day. Routine...
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    Anxiety Disorders
    9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests
    Test day jitters are striking earlier than ever. In most states, standardized testing aligned with the Common Core begins in second or third grade, but a few states administer standardized tests as early as kindergarten. Many children experience ...
    Erin Dower
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    Educational Strategies for Children with ADD
    Educational Strategies for Children with ADD My boyhood buddy, Spook, was a man of many talents. By the age of fifteen, he was famous across west Texas for his talent as a horse trainer. He was a horse whisperer who had a way with both mustangs a...
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    The Good Stress Challenge for Kids with ADD
    The Good Stress Challenge for Kids with ADDThe challenge is the goal you set for yourself or your child. Because of the link between biological and psychological actions, I recommend a physical goal. But you want to plan an activity that can be d...
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    The ADD Label
    The ADD Label Children and adults associate a wide variety of images and feelings with the diagnosis of attention deficit disorder. It might surprise you to know that some contradict others. I've had parents and children say they were relieved. O...
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    How to Handle a Grandchild with ADHD
    A grandparent who can provide consistent and firm boundaries for a child with ADHD can be a very helpful force in the life of the child. ...
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    Teaching Children with ADD to Get What They Need
    Teaching Children with ADD to Get What They NeedChildren with ADD need to learn how to meet their basic human needs--or receive payoffs--with productive, safe, and beneficial behavior, as opposed to the negative and often dangerous behavior they ...
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    ADD: The Challenge for Parents and Siblings
    ADD: The Challenge for Parents and SiblingsThe treatment of an ADD child begins in the healing home--not at school, not at the psychologist's or doctor's office. If a child's parents and other family members do not invest their time, effort, and ...
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    Homeschooling Special Needs Kids
    Homeschooling a Child with ADD
    Advice from a homeschooling expert on getting a homeschooled child with ADD to stay focused. ...
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    Coping With ADHD
    What Parents Can Do to Help Their Children Get Organized
    What Parents Can Do to Help Their Children Get Organized Disorganization and lack of time awareness are common characteristics of ADHD. A child or teen with ADHD is likely weak in these skills and will need your help, support, and "coaching" in ...
    Sandra F. Rief, M.A.
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    ADHD and Mentally Disabled
    Read some suggestions on how to help a child who is mentally disabled and ADHD. ...
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    Understanding LD and ADHD
    Find suggestions for how to help a new husband understand learning disabilities and ADHD. ...
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    Advice for a Teen with ADD
    Parents and educators who set high expectations and give encouragement and assistance to a child with ADD help him to develop confidence and skills. ...
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    Environmental Modifications That Make a Difference
    Environmental Modifications That Make a DifferenceStructuring your child's environment can help him be successful. Try these ideas to make your home ADHD-friendly. Provide as much structure and predictability in the home as possible. Establish ...
    Sandra F. Rief, M.A.
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    ADHD and Classroom Punishment
    A 17-year-old with ADHD asks whether the punishment his teacher gives him is fair. ...
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    Son with ADD Isn't Doing Schoolwork
    How can I get my son with ADD to do his schoolwork? ...
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    Gifted Education
    Will ADHD Diagnosis Keep Son Out of Gifted Program?
    A mother questions the accuracy of an ADHD diagnosis in her gifted child. ...