Articles by month: June 2015

The Black Hole Memory – Understanding ADHD Behavior

There are times when ADHD behavior is difficult to understand and can be confusingnot only to the person experiencing the behavior, but to those around him. Case in point: I was coaching a high school student who had a very interesting, yet not unique experience with regard to forgetfulness. Now, forgetting is something that occurs quite often for adults and teens with ADHD – ironically the individual will often promise that they did indeed do something that never happened. Why would that be? Why, or better yet, how, does someone believe in their heart-of-hearts that they did something when they didn’t?

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College You're Not In High School Anymore!

The transition to college can be a difficult one for most students entering a university for the first time. If you are moving away from home, that becomes even more of a challenge, as students are often under-prepared...not academically...but in life and time management.

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Will the REAL cause of ADHD please Stand Up?

in ADHD Issues & Info

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is becoming something of an epidemic ... or so some would think. Over the last few decades, the number of children in the U.S. diagnosed with this condition has risen sharply, with numbers peaking in 2011. About 5.2 million children ages three to 17 have been diagnosed, and this number continues to grow, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ADHD is characterized primarilyby inattentiveness, impulsivity, and restlessness, making it hard for children with ADHD to focus in school. As a result, schoolwork suffers, as well as these children's interactions with their friends, since they are often unable to control their behavior. Scientists and doctors are still largely unsure of what causes this "difference" (as I like to refer to it as), but they have formulated several possibilities.

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Parental Involvement is Critical in ADHD Behavioral Therapy Success

The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder epidemic is nothing new to Americans. In fact, in the U.S., about 5% of children suffer from this disorder, and an ADHD diagnosis has been handed out to 5.2 million children between the ages of 13 and 17.

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ADHD & The Money Management Dilemma

in Organizing

If you have ADHD, money may be slipping through your hands more than you were thinking!

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The Four Best All-Natural Ways ADHD People Can Increase Focus and Productivity

in ADHD Issues & Info

Everyone gets distracted sometimes. But if you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, these distractions are constant and can prevent you from doing what you need to do throughout the day.

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How to Find the Right ADHD Coach

in ADHD Issues & Info

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has a bigger impact than most people think. It affects both the lives of patients and their families. ADHD not only causes 143.8 million days worth of lost productivity each year across 10 countries, but according to the Centers for Disease Control, it causes social issues as well. Children with a history of ADHD are about 10 times as likely to have problems that interfere with their friendships, while parents of children with a history of ADHD are three times as likely to have peer problems with other parents who aren't affected by ADHD.

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5 Ways to Help Your ADHD Child Stay Organized

in ADHD Issues & Info

Adults and children alike can suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and those who do often struggle to keep organized and on-task. Across 10 countries, it has been estimated that every year ADHD causes 143.8 million days... worth of lost productivity. The American Psychiatric Association reports that about 5% of American children suffer from the disorder, and as of 2011, 17.5% of those children were not being treated by a counselor or medication.

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Is Your Messy Place Keeping You From Having A Relationship?

in Organizing, Stuff & Clutter

Try these tips and see if love is around the corner once you're not tripping over junk to get there.

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6 Organizing Ideas To Put SPRING Into Your Step

in Organizing, Stuff & Clutter

Are you starting to get "spring fever" and the desire to tidy up your space is nagging at you? I know it has for me! When spring begins I find myself re-organizing my drawers and cabinets and purging through papers. I even find this to be fun! Okay - you may not perceive this as a "fun" activity, but it can be.

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