Recent research studies have begun to show the usefulness of mindfulness meditation in treating the symptoms of ADHD, especially in adults. A daily practice of mindfulness meditation can help with attention, reduce stress, improve mood and enhance aspects of executive functioning, and may contribute to better emotion regulation.
Recent research has linked ADHD to a variety of sleep problems in children. There are a number of simple steps you can take to help your ADHD child create better sleep patterns. By working with your child and your child’s physician, you can create a sound sleep environment to help your child get the sleep they need to succeed with ADHD.
Impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences An adverse childhood experience (ACE) describes a stressful or traumatic experience in a person’s life occurring before the age of 18 that the person remembers as an adult. They can include abuse, neglect and a … Read More
Scientists are discovering the physiologic connections between adversity, stress and academic performance. Children living in poverty are particularly at risk. They often endure toxic stress from adverse experiences, such as exposure to violence, abuse, neglect, loss of a loved one … Read More
Genetics are known to play a strong role in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, identifying the precise path from a malfunctioning gene (or genes) to risk for the disorder has remained something of a mystery to researchers. A … Read More
Learning Challenges are Over-represented in the Juvenile Justice System According to the National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice, more than 125,000 youth are in custody in nearly 3,500 public and private juvenile correctional facilities in the United States. … Read More
What are traumatic events? The National Child Traumatic Stress Network defines a traumatic event as “a sudden and unexpected occurrence that causes intense fear and may involve a threat of physical harm or actual physical harm. A traumatic experience may … Read More
“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. “ — Thich Nhat Hahn This holiday season is a great reminder of what truly makes memories … Read More
If your child has ADHD or another Executive Function challenge, you have probably heard that your child is at much higher risk to abuse alcohol or other drugs. With Alaska’s recent initiative, recreational marijuana is now legal in 3 states … Read More
Learn to Recognize the Common Symptoms of Anxiety Discover the 4 most common types of anxiety associated with ADHD Treat your anxiety without drugs Talk to a coach! A coach can help you figure out ways to work with your … Read More