Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: www.additudemag.com/webinars/

ADHD and autism spectrum disorder can impact social skills, affecting friendships and family relationships. Christine Lang, Ph.D., shares tools to help children to pick up on social cues, stay on topic in conversation, and be less emotionally reactive.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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Downtime during the summer months is OK, but unfettered device usage isn't healthy. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., advises parents on how to set screen time limits, recommends apps that build fitness and social skills, and how to promote other types of activities.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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As Anna Vagin, Ph.D., explains, the sustained attention and give and take required in face-to-face interactions can present challenges for children with ADHD. She offers strategies for parents and teachers to help kids improve their conversational skills.

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Video games can teach problem-solving skills and critical thinking—and also suck a child’s attention from real people and experiencesd. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., and Ryan Sipes explain how to choose the best games and set reasonable restrictions.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:20am EDT
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168- Positive Parenting Strategies: How to Build Confidence in Your Child with ADHD

By age 12, a child with ADHD may receive 20,000 more negative messages than her neurotypical peers. Kirk Martin teaches parents how to stop power struggles and meltdowns, replace negative messages about ADHD, and spark a sense of can-do in their kids.

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160- A Back-to-School Nutrition and Exercise Plan for Children with ADHD

Your child's activity level and daily menu can have a measurable impact on his behavior and ability to learn. Laura J. Stevens, M.S., discusses foods to avoid, and healthy alternatives, and presents strategies designed for busy families and picky eaters.

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157- How to Fight for Your ADHD Child's Rights—and Happiness

Do you know your child's legal rights at school and how to secure them? How to get the doctor to address your child's challenges? Penny Williams shares real-life advice that will transform you into an effective advocate for your child with special needs.

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155- "My Child Is Being Bullied at School. What Do I Do?"

Learning that your child is a victim of bullying is heartbreaking. These children often suffer depressed self-esteem and academic performance, and dread going to school. Michele Borba, Ed.D., provides strategies for addressing this serious problem.

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147- Beyond Meds: A Parent's Guide to Using Behavioral Therapy for ADHD

Many parents wonder if they can reduce (or replace) the role ADHD medication plays in their child’s life. William Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., details how to do that by implementing behavioral therapy at home and at school.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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145- Five Lessons That ADHD Medication Can't Teach (But Parents Can!)

A balanced ADHD treatment plan should entail more than taking a pill. Vincent Monastra, Ph.D., offers at-home strategies for teaching the life skills that medication cannot: conversation skills, confidence, strength, empathy, organization.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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142- Beyond Minecraft: The Best Games and Apps for Kids with ADHD and LD

What makes Minecraft so appealing to kids with ADHD—and can it really improve problem-solving, executive function, and emotional control? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley explain, and recommend other games with similar benefits.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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139- Executive Function Strategies for Middle and High School Students with ADHD

Executive function deficits manifest as procrastinating, forgetting homework assignments, and so on. If your preteen or teen faces such challenges, learn from Sarah Ward, M.S., and Kristen Jacobsen, M.S., how to help him build stronger EFs.

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133- Social Learning Through YouTube: Teaching ADHD Kids to Talk About Feelings and Relate to Friends

Children with ADHD may have trouble reading facial expressions and understanding how their actions affect others. Speech/language pathologist Anna Vagin, Ph.D., explains how parents can use YouTube videos to teach critical social skills.

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131- Screen-Smart Parenting: Reap Technology's Benefits While Setting Reasonable Limits

Does your ADHD child seem to have a tablet or game controller glued to his hand? Jodi Gold, M.D., discusses how to use technology to your advantage and and raise a smart "citizen of the digital world," while setting realistic screen time limits.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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128- Kirk Martin's Best Strategies for Stressed-Out Moms of ADHD Kids

Mental and physical exhaustion are common in parents of special-needs children. Kirk Martin shares strategies that will help moms who "do it all" to simplify their lives, make themselves a priority, and teach their kids to be more self-reliant.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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126- How Your Child's Diet Can Improve (or Worsen) His ADHD Symptoms

The food your child eats can have a big impact on behavior. Laura Stevens, M.S., discusses common food sensitivities, the importance of essential fatty acids, elimination diets, and how artificial food colors, flavors, and preservatives affect us.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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124- Screen Time Limits & Transitions: Making Sure Homework Gets Done Before Minecraft

Does your child want to play Minecraft for hours, and have a meltdown when you tell him to stop? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., offers tips on getting homework done before gaming, setting sane screen time limits, and keeping the screen-free transition calm.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT
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122- Where Is My Notebook? Teaching Organization Skills That Last

No more lost assignments and school supplies or missed due dates! Shari Gent tells parents how to implement a system that works with their child's organizational style, and recommends her favorite organizing products for kids with ADHD.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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121- "Why Don't I Have a Best Friend?" ADHD Children & Social Skills

Nothing is more heartbreaking for a parent than hearing from her child that "no one will play with me at recess" and seeing him passed over for playdates. Fred Frankel, Ph.D., shares strategies for helping your child foster true friendships.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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116- How to Stop Hovering: Teaching ADHD Preteens Independence

Parents of ADHD and LD children are used to going the extra mile. In middle school, however, you need to start empowering your preteen to plan, organize, and manage her own time. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., explains how to foster independence.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT
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101- Raising a Child with Special Needs: Letting Go of Expectations

When your child is diagnosed with ADHD or another special need, it's normal to go through a "mourning" period. Mother-daughter duo Gina and Katie Gallagher discuss how to give up your need for control and celebrate your child's successes.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:12am EDT
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100- ADHD Driver's Ed: Help Your Teen Avoid Accidents and Stay Safe Behind the Wheel

All parents blanch at the thought of their teen driving, but ADHDers are more likely to speed and get into accidents. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., explains why, and outlines safe-driving strategies to pass along before you hand over the car keys.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:38am EDT
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96- Your Brain on Music: How Sound Therapy Can Unlock Your Child's True Potential

Sharlene Habermeyer explains why music is such a powerful catalyst for development and learning, and shares fun ideas for incorporating sound therapy into your ADHD child's routine.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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94- Minecraft and ADHD Kids: Brain Busting or Attention Boosting?

Could all those hours your child spends breaking blocks be good for his ADHD brain? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley explain how Minecraft and other video games can be used as learning tools, and how to set screen time limits.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:08am EDT
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93- How to Teach Your ADHD Child to Become Time-Aware

When kids with ADHD struggle with the concept of time, they are unfairly labeled "lazy" or "unmotivated." Marydee Sklar explains how to teach your child to manage time—and drop the labels.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:06am EDT
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82- Teaching Kids to Become "Social Detectives" and Identify Hidden Social Cues

Children with ADHD may be excluded by "friends," but not know why. Michelle Garcia Winner explains how to help your child develop his "social thinking vocabulary" and respond to subtle social cues.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:29am EDT
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79- The Organized Child: How to Establish Order at Home and at School

Does your child undertand the difference between "tidy" and "organized"? Do you? Jill Murphy shares simple, effective organizing tools that will do more than just clear floors and surfaces at home and in the classroom.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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78- Accept Your Child's ADHD Diagnosis, Accept the Life It Brings

Ready to get real about your child's ADHD? Marianne Russo explains how to use a strengths-based approach to develop social skills and life skills and become a true advocate for your child.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 8:43am EDT
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75- Moms of ADHD Kids: Recharge Your Batteries and Feel Understood

Raising a child with ADHD can be isolating. When the world doesn't understand the challenges you face and resentment builds up between you and your spouse, use these strategies from Kirk Martin to get the support you need.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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62- Calm the Chaos: Managing Your ADHD Child's Intense Emotions (and Your Own!)

Coaches Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster offer tips for managing intense emotions (no small feat, with ADHD impulsivity in the equation) and preventing angry outbursts.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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60- Family Mindfulness: How to Manage Stress and Stay Happy in ADHD Households

Want a calmer, happier household? Mark Bertin, M.D., explains how mindfulness can lead to better parenting and offers tips for dialing down stress in your family.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:54am EDT
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58- What's Eating Your Child? How Foods Affect ADHD Symptoms

Nutrition detective Kelly Dorfman gives the lowdown on food dyes, gluten sensitivity, and ADHD; the culprit foods you should eliminate from your child's diet; and key nutrients your child probably isn't getting enough of.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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56- Defuse Defiance: Treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids and Adults

Standard discipline tactics, like offering rewards for good behavior, don't work for kids with ODD. Dr. William Dodson describes the medications and behavior programs that do make a difference, and why parents shouldn't delay treatment.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:32am EDT
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55- Motivate Your ADHD Child: What Makes Kids Tick and How Parents Can Help

Tired of nagging your ADHD kid? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., teaches parents how to inspire initiative in your child. The turnaround can start by spending just 15 minutes a day doing something he likes together.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:19am EDT
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53- Tech That Teaches: The Best Apps, Games, and Software for ADHD Children

Can't tear your child away from video games? Use his love of technology to boost organization, planning, and academic skills. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley recommend games and apps that can help ADHD kids succeed.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:36am EDT
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52- Stop the Bully: Helping Your ADHD Child Overcome Teasing

If your child with ADHD is the target of aggressive teasing and social rejection, it's heartbreaking. Cathi Cohen, LCSW, explains ways to respond if your child has been bullied, and how to prevent it.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:16am EDT
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49- Green Time for ADHD: How Mother Nature Can Ease Symptoms

Andrea Faber Taylor, Ph.D., shares her research proving that children with ADHD benefit from time in natural settings. Learn how green time can increase focus, and how to maximize your child's exposure.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:07am EDT
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48- Secrets to Raising a Confident, Successful, Happy ADHD Child

Ready to be your child's champion? ADHDers most often lead happy, successful lives when they had someone during their childhood who never gave up on them. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to be that parent.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:24am EDT
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44- Sleep Solutions for Children with ADHD

Poor sleep can exacerbate symptoms for ADHD children, but getting a good night's rest can be a struggle. Lisa Shives, M.D. and Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, discuss strategies parents can start using at bedtime tonight.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT
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42- Social Success Strategies: Helping Your ADHD Child Make Good Friends

Children with ADHD may have a hard time making close friends. Michelle Garcia Winner give parents strategies they can use to teach their child a social "vocabulary" and help them master interactions.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:53am EDT
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22- Raise Your Child's Social IQ: Tips to Help ADHD Kids Make and Keep Friends

Practical tips for addressing your ADHD child's social challenges, including reading body language and other cues, conveying feelings, facing bullying, and more, from leading social skills therapist Cathi Cohen.

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20- Friends Forever: Better Play Dates and Lasting Friendships for ADHD Children

Does your child with ADHD have trouble making and keeping friends? Social skills expert Fred Frankel, Ph.D., give practical tips for hosting a successful play date, developing closer friendships, and more.

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8- ODD and ADHD: Strategies for Parenting Defiant Children from Dr. Ross Greene

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., author of The Explosive Child, outlines positive parenting techniques that will help oppositional and defiant kids manage frustration and develop greater empathy and reasoning skills.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT
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7- Positive Parenting: Helping Young Children with ADHD Reach Their Full Potential

Improving behavior in elementary-aged children through consistency, external motivators, and selective negative consequences, from Mary Rooney, a clinical psychologist at the ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center.

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6- The Calm Parent: How to Keep Your Cool When Your ADHD Child Acts Up

Parents of ADHD children with challenging behavior  may be locked in a cycle of defiance, disrespect, bullying, sibling fights, meltdowns, and power struggles. Kirk Martin, founder of Celebrate Calm, explains how to stop that cycle.

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1- 'Why Does He Do That?' - Dr. Russell Barkley on Understanding and Improving Your ADHD Child's Behavior

How does attention deficit disorder affect your child's behavior and development? Dr. Russell Barkley explains, and offers insightful tips on providing structure, consequences, and rewards.

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