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Building Competence through Chores > CHADD - Nationally recognized authority on ADHD. The Joy of a Job Well Done: Building Competence through Chores by Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD MANY YEARS AGO, MY FAMILY AND I SPENT A FEW DAYS at a bed-and-breakfast on a working dairy farm.

Building Competence through Chores > CHADD - Nationally recognized authority on ADHD

Our three-year-old son rose way too early, and we went down to the dining room with bleary eyes for some coffee and breakfast. Polite and upbeat even at that early hour, our server Anna greeted us. We soon learned that Anna was the sixteen-year-old daughter of the owners of the farm. Anna took our order, and once she had placed the food on the table, asked, "Is there anything else you need? Impressed by her work ethic and thoughtfulness, I said, "It’s really nice of you to help your parents this way.

" Anna looked at me for a moment, seemingly confused by my comment. My experience with Anna was a turning point as a parent and as a psychologist.While my own experience with doing household chores had already predisposed me to seeing their value, I began to view chores from a psychologist’s perspective as well. ADHD Impulsivity. Relationship Between ADHD and Anger. If your child has ADHD and also goes through frequent episodes of anger, you may not think the two could be related.

Relationship Between ADHD and Anger

But temper flare-ups are common with ADHD. These episodes aren’t just unpleasant—they can have lingering consequences. Kids with ADHD often find themselves in stressful situations created by their attention issues. They may be highly sensitive, but they may also have a hard time expressing their emotions. So when they have an angry outburst they may feel bad about it long after you’ve moved on. Here are some reasons why your child with ADHD might be struggling with anger, and how you can help her handle this difficult emotion. ADHD and Stress Buildup Many kids with ADHD have negative experiences during the school day that parents don’t hear about. Your child arrives at school without her homework and the teacher wants to know why. Now she’s come home and faces more tasks, which means more things that might go wrong. The Best ADHD Blogs of the Year.

We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high quality information.

The Best ADHD Blogs of the Year

If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at! Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder that is characterized by symptoms such as hyperactivity as well as difficulty staying focused, paying attention, and controlling behavior. It is commonly diagnosed when children are between 3 and 6, and can continue into adulthood. The disorder can mimic anxiety, learning disabilities, as well as other conditions, and can be hard to diagnose properly. Treatments include taking medication, going to psychotherapy, receiving training, or a combination of treatments. Children and adults who have ADHD or attention deficit disorder (ADD) face a variety of challenges — as do their caregivers.

How to Teach Your Kids about the Brain. When children understand what’s happening in the brain, it can be the first step to having the power to make choices.

How to Teach Your Kids about the Brain

Knowledge can be equally powerful to parents too. Knowing how the brain works means we can also understand how to respond when our children need our help. Sometimes our brains can become overwhelmed with feelings of fear, sadness or anger, and when this happens, it’s confusing—especially to children. So giving children ways to make sense of what’s happening in their brain is important. It’s also helpful for children to have a vocabulary for their emotional experiences that others can understand.

So how do you start these conversations with your children, make it playful enough to keep them engaged, and simple enough for them to understand? Here is how I teach children (and parents) how to understand the brain. Introducing the Brain House: The Upstairs and the Downstairs I tell children that their brains are like a house, with an upstairs and a downstairs. How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins. What’s causing ADHD to skyrocket in kids? Tel Aviv, Israel “As much as we love cannabis, this is a non-consumption event.”

What’s causing ADHD to skyrocket in kids?

That admonition kicked off the first day of presentations and roundtables at Cannatech, a three-day conference on the marijuana industry held this past week in Israel. Instead of pot edibles, hundreds of attendees munched on pita sandwiches and Turkish bourekas. And, save for occasional patches of pungent air, the request to keep the event sober mostly worked. As legalization slowly takes a foothold and entrepreneurs and cannabis enthusiasts drool over markets some estimate to be worth tens of billions of dollars, the goal of Israel’s (second annual) Cannatech conference was to pitch the tiny country as a hotbed of valuable know-how, translating Israel’s reputation for spawning successful businesses in tech, medicine, and agriculture into the cannabis industry.

“Everything is set up here to be the epicenter of cannabis research.” “Everything is set up here to be the epicenter of cannabis research,” Flack said. 7 Ways to Teach Self-Control. Dr.

7 Ways to Teach Self-Control

Scott Turansky offers moms practical, real-life advice for many of parenting’s greatest challenges. read bio One of the primary tasks of early childhood is to develop self discipline. Parents often find themselves correcting their children for interrupting, being wild, not following instructions or for not controlling their hands or mouths. These all require self discipline or self-control. Young children are by nature impulsive. 1. 2. 3. 4. The Drugging of the American Boy. Young Children with ADHD (George DuPaul)