4 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Kids

2021-02-15T20:39:12+00:00June 7th, 2019|ADHD & ADD, Parenting|

Teaching mindfulness to kids can have many benefits—from helping them develop healthy social skills and coping mechanisms to reducing attention problems in children with ADHD. These mindfulness activities will help you take advantage of the many benefits of meditation for kids. Mindfulness Activities for Kids # 1: Superhero Stances Mindfulness doesn’t have to be boring. In [...]

How To Teach Social Skills To Children with ADHD

2019-01-10T15:59:36+00:00January 10th, 2019|ADHD & ADD|

For many children, the stigma of an ADHD diagnosis can be as challenging to face as the ADHD symptoms themselves. When you add the fact that many children with ADHD struggle to match the social skills of their peers, it’s no surprise that many kids with ADHD struggle to develop strong friendships. Here are some ADHD [...]

How to Help Your Child with ADHD Thrive This Summer

2018-07-11T16:11:44+00:00July 11th, 2018|ADHD & ADD|

If you’re caring for children with ADHD over the summer, you might be wondering how to help them flourish, especially when faced with the free time that comes along with school breaks. Here are some tips from the pediatricians at Woodburn Pediatric Clinic to help your child with ADHD thrive this summer:

The ADHD Brain is Different – Here’s How

2023-01-06T23:04:00+00:00June 6th, 2018|ADHD & ADD|

While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has long been considered a behavioral disorder, a new study published in The Lancet suggests that it should be considered a neurological disorder, not just a behavioral one. In the largest-ever brain imaging study on ADHD, scientists determined through MRI scans of more than 3,200 people, that the ADHD brain structure is different than the brain structure of those without ADHD.

Signs Your Teen Is Abusing Adderall

2021-03-22T22:37:59+00:00November 21st, 2017|ADHD & ADD|

For teens who have been diagnosed with ADHD, Adderall provides the stimulation needed to help them stay focused, achieve academic success, and regulate their behavior. But like any prescription drug, Adderall can be misused. Today we’ll discuss how Adderall can be abused, as well as the signs to look for if you think your child might [...]

Should Fidget Spinners Be Banned in Schools?

2017-08-28T17:57:39+00:00August 28th, 2017|ADHD & ADD|

The popularity of fidget spinners has skyrocketed over the last few months and many schools have made the decision to ban them for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. In this blog, we’ll discuss, what fidget spinners are, if they can help, and what to do if they’ve been banned at your child’s school. What are fidget [...]

Helping a Child Cope with the Stigma of ADHD

2021-03-22T22:19:02+00:00June 30th, 2017|ADHD & ADD|

The stigma that children with ADHD face daily for not quite fitting into the standards of learning is often much worse than coping with the symptoms of ADHD. Children with ADHD are often seen as difficult kids who won’t sit still or do what they are told. They often internalize their parents and teachers’ frustrations and [...]

The Best After-School Activities for ADHD Children

2017-07-07T21:42:39+00:00March 7th, 2017|ADHD & ADD|

Children with ADHD benefit immensely from after-school activities that burn extra energy, challenge the mind, stretch the limits of creativity, and boost confidence by developing new skills and friendships. As we previously mentioned in our blog about the best sports activities for a child with ADHD, athletic clubs and teams are a wonderful choice for children [...]