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How to Help Teens with ADHD Focus on Homework

April 15th, 2016|ADHD & ADD|

Homework time can be a struggle for any teenager, but it is often especially challenging for students with ADHD. Fortunately, there are many ways to make homework time more manageable for children with ADHD and their parents. If your child is taking medication to help him with focus and concentration, you obviously want to have him [...]

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Parents to Help Inspire Kids with ADHD

January 12th, 2016|ADHD & ADD, Parenting|

With New Year’s fast approaching, it’s time to set forth resolutions for 2016. For parents of a child with ADHD, it’s a great time to reaffirm some goals to help your child to be their best self. Here are some of our suggestions for parents to help inspire a child with ADHD. […]

Get Out and Play: The Best Sports for Kids With ADHD

October 29th, 2015|ADHD & ADD|

Structured team sports can play an integral role in the development of good sportsmanship and social skills for children with ADHD. While sports are valuable for all children, they are especially beneficial for kids living with ADHD. Regular participation in sports can significantly reduce maladaptive behaviors and help children develop healthy coping skills. Discover the most [...]

8 Tips to Help your ADHD Child with Social Skills

October 5th, 2015|ADHD & ADD|

Some skills are quantifiable during development—language skills, math skills, etc. But what about the softer skills that don’t come as naturally, like social skills? Children with ADHD often struggle with making friends and maintaining relationships. Many parents wonder how to build social skills, but often don’t know where to start. Our eight strategies involve social skills [...]

ADHD-Friendly Foods and Diet Tips for Children

August 7th, 2015|ADHD & ADD, Diet & Exercise|

Your diet affects a lot of things including your mood, energy level, and ability to concentrate. For example, you might feel unfocused or drowsy after a heavy meal or shaky and jittery after consuming too much sugar or caffeine. It follows that there is a close connection between symptoms of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and [...]

Explaining ADHD to Your Child

August 7th, 2015|ADHD & ADD|

If your child has recently been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), you likely have many questions about the future. Perhaps you’re wondering whether your child is old enough to be told about the diagnosis or how to explain ADHD to a child. The physicians at Woodburn Pediatrics specialize in ADHD treatment, and have some [...]

Advice to Give Your ADHD Child Athlete’s Coach

July 31st, 2015|ADHD & ADD, Diet & Exercise|

Effective activities for kids with ADHD help to relieve common symptoms, like trouble focusing, mood swings, and emotional outbursts. Sports for kids with ADHD can be a challenge. On the one hand, they help to release excess energy. On the other hand, they can prove frustrating for children with ADHD, as sports often involve big-picture strategic [...]

Solutions to Manage ADHD Meltdowns

May 4th, 2015|ADHD & ADD|

The physicians at Woodburn Pediatrics understand that ADHD meltdowns are nerve-racking for the entire family. Since meltdowns can appear happenstance, they are difficult to control and prevent. However, these three strategies can help you to detect patterns and manage episodes more effectively with our three strategies. […]