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10 Steps to Curb Impulsivity
There’s so much written about ADHD- what it is, why we have it and
what we can do about it. But it’s sometimes difficult to find
information on specific help for specific ADHD… Read
AD/HD and Hypersensitivities: The Princess and the Pea
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW and Mary Jane Johnson, PCC, ACT
(Posted on 2005-03-11) It's 12:30 a.m and you force yourself off
the computer and head for bed. Your alarm will go off in exactly
The Latest in the Treatment of Women with Attention Deficit
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW (Posted on 2002-10-21) The Facts
According to the prestigious Mayo Clinic, it is estimated that 7.5%
of school-aged children have AD/HD. The great majority of th...
ADDdinners: Shortcuts in the Kitchen for ADD Women (And the Men
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW (Posted on 2000-11-21) When you
wake up in the morning, what is the first thing that pops into your
head? 1. "Am I late for work"? 2. "Are the kids going to make...
Addressing Parental Fears and Concerns
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW (Posted on 2005-01-16) Recently,
a parent came to me, conflicted over whether to follow her
pediatrician's recommendation of placing her young son on
medication.... Read More
ADHD: Not Just For Kids Anymore
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Up until the mid 1980's, it was
widely believed by physicians and psychologists that ADHD was
outgrown by the time a child hit adolescence. Surprise! Though
Parenting With Distractions: Assessing AD/HD in Parents of AD/HD
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW Summary Attention
deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a lifelong, genetic
disorder. (Barkley 2002) Parents of children who have been
diagnosed should ... Read
Top 10 Tips for Organizing Your ADHD Household
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW (Posted on 2007-10-02) When ADHD
is in the marital mix, it can be a real challenge to get household
chores done without one or the other feeling exasperated,
Gift Giving and AD/HD: Baseballs and Barbies
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW (Posted on 2006-11-15) Do you
remember the worst Christmas or Chanukah gift you ever got as a
kid? I do. It was a giant, metal, realistic looking stove that had
What To Do When You Think Your Child Might Have
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW (Posted on 2005-03-11) AD/HD
(attention deficit disorder) is one of the most common mental
health disorders seen in childhood. Studies estimate that between
Parenting Behavior in Moms with ADHD
Contributed by: David Rabiner, Ph.D. (helpforadd.com) (Posted on
2006-09-26) This article is from Attention Research Update, a free
newsletter written by Dr. David Rabiner of Duke University t...
Do you make To Do lists but then don't follow
Contributed by: Ariane Benefit, M.S.Ed. (Posted on 2009-01-11) If
you are like the hundreds of people who tell me they make lots of
lists, but have difficulty following them or even finding them, ...
Choosing the Right Planner for You
Contributed by: Ariane Benefit, M.S.Ed., (Posted on 2007-05-13)
Organizing Consultant & Coach www.neatliving.org
planner to help you organize your life can be... Read
The Impact That Having a Child with AD/HD Has on Parents'
Satisfaction With Family Life (Research Summary)
Contributed by: David Rabiner, Ph.D. (www.helpforadd.com
) (Posted on
2000-08-13) During my years of working with children who have ADHD
and their parents, the level of stress that many families se...
Milestones and Mothering
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW In exactly seven days from
today, my youngest daughter will be turning 21 years of age. For
most families, this is a milestone to be celebrated. Most 21 year
Taking Care of YOU When Your Family Has ADHD
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Years ago, I found myself in a
conversation with a mom whose husband and two high schoolers had
ADHD. This woman, a professional working part time in a highly c...
When and How to Reveal Your ADHD (and when not to)
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Over the years, I've had many
people ask me how to go about explaining to their boss, partner,
friends and family their ADHD diagnosis. Often times, these are
Children with ADHD and Marital Stress
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Parenting, as most if not all
parents know, is difficult even in the best of circumstances. There
is no way to warn a young couple just how stressful adding a n...
10 Tips for Parents of ADHD Kids: How to Keep your Marriage Healthy
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW In my previous SharePost,
"Children with ADHD and Marital Stress", I discussed how raising a
child with ADHD or other special challenges puts a strain in even
How to Be a Better Listener: 15 Tips to help you Stay
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Distractions. Inattention.
Boredom. A woman with ADHD once told me that when she is in a
conversation with someone and if the topic at hand isn't of much
When ADHD Throws You a Curve Ball
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW The old saying goes; there are
two things in life you can't avoid: death and taxes. We know that
throughout our lives, we'll experience one crisis or another. D...
AD/HD and Hypersensitivities
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Little is written about ADHD and
hypersensitivities, yet those of us who are touched by ADHD as
adults or who are parenting ADHD kids know full well how it can
Managing Hypersensitivities in Children with ADHD
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW In my earlier Share Post titled
ADHD and Hypersensitivities, I described the difficulties both
children and adults often have with sensory overload in the areas
Managing Hypersensitivities in Adults with
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Last week, I wrote a Share Post
on how to help manage your ADHD child's hypersensitivity. As little
as there is written about that subject, even less is known ab...
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Parents Need a Vacation…without the guilt
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Today I dropped off my twenty
year old daughter, who has ADHD and a variety of challenging
disabilities, to the camp bus stop here in southeast Michigan.
She'll ... Read More
Surviving Summer Holidays: 10 Ways to Keep Your Sanity on Summer
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW In last week's Share Post, I
wrote about why vacations and free time can be torture for those of
us with ADHD. After all, children and adults alike need structur...
ADHD and Spring Cleaning: 10 Survival Tips
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Here it is, the beginning of
May, and every magazine you open contains articles about spring
cleaning. With the weather improving, the urge hits to get outside
When Your Child Refuses to Go to Bed: 10 Tips for a Peaceful
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW There are many studies that show
the difficulties children with ADHD - and their parents- face at
bedtime. Typically, the child's ADHD medication has worn off, c...
ADHD and Guilt: How to Handle Parenting and
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Back in January, I posted an
article titled Letting Go: Embracing the New You where I talked
about the sadness one often feels when thinking of how life might
12 Boredom-Blasting Tips for Parents
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW In my post, "ADHD and Guilt: How
to Handle Parenting and Boredom", I discussed the often unspoken
feelings parents with ADHD have about how certain aspects of pa...
Procrastination! Why we do it and what we can do about
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW I broke a record. Really, I did.
For the first time since returning from traveling, I unpacked my
suitcase in a timely fashion. No, not the night I got home, or...
Stop Obsessing! Taming the Worry Wart and
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW It makes sense, doesn't it, that
we often see obsessing and ruminating as part of living with ADHD?
After all, most of us have hyperactive minds, if not bodies t...
Letting Go: Embracing the New You
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW The other day, I was chatting
with a psychologist friend of mine, who was sharing with me her
feelings about her oldest child and how he will be leaving for
Transitioning into Holidays and Vacations: Falling into the Black
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW "It was the best of times, it
was the worst of times..." Dickens pretty much sums up holidays and
vacations for me. It can be great and it can be, well... less ...