That time I walked home from school: why you should let your kids learn lessons ‘the hard way’

I had a very insulated, protected life growing up. I’m not exaggerating! For example, my mom would make us unplug all the TVs and fans and stay off the phone (and the toilet) during thunderstorms…and

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Teaching teens how to say ‘I’m sorry’: the 6 Rs of a real apology

One thing is for sure when you have a teen with ADHD (or any teen for that matter): you will likely encounter a lot situations where they make a mistake, screw something up or get in trouble and they come

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How to feel better no matter what your teen does (or doesn’t do)!

I remember when my son was a teen. So many days I felt so miserable and had no idea how to feel better! I would find myself thinking, “If only he’d _____(fill in the blank with the opposite

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Food for thought: how to make family dinners something everyone looks forward to (even your teen!)

Most of us have heard experts say that it’s important for families to have dinner together. But what can you do if your dinners end up like the ones many parents of teens with ADHD tell me about–where

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Are you an emotional wreck since your child’s ADHD diagnosis? You could be in mourning!

As a parent of child with ADHD, you likely feel a lot of different emotions on a daily (and sometimes hourly!) basis: from frustration, and anger to guilt and hopelessness, it can feel like you’re on

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Help! My “adult” child with ADHD is crashing and burning out in the real world!

I hear a lot from the parents of teens who left home as soon as they could (usually right after graduation from high school) and now are facing some pretty tough circumstances in their lives, yet they

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5 important things to do when your teen is being cyberbullied

I recently read a heartbreaking story about a young girl who committed suicide after being cyberbullied. Her parents were in the process of suing the school system for not doing enough. As a parent, I

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Help! What do I do about “award envy” (everyone else’s kid but mine is getting one).

Recently, a mom wrote about her feelings as she sat through her son’s middle school graduation feeling horrible while ‘what seems like every student in the school (except her child)’ got awards.

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When the lazy days of summer are too lazy: how to get your teen off the couch and off devices

Summer is here and if you’re like most parents of teens with ADHD, you are already wishing that school was back in session. Although school days have their own stress and worries, at least the kids were

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