For most of us, life is radically different than it was a week ago. Schools have closed, groceries are in short supply, and many are facing the loss of income or trying to figure out how to work from home (after suddenly becoming the sole person responsible for their child’s education). That’s a lot. So what do you do?
Having now entered a national state of emergency, it is no longer a matter of if, but when your child's school will be closed. Count your blessings if by some rare chance your town isn't negatively effected. In the meantime, get prepared and remember that you can only control so much.
Siblings often fade into the background as our primary focus tends to be on meeting the more complex needs of our child with ADHD. This isn’t intentional, of course. It doesn’t mean we love them any less. There’s only so much of our time, energy, and attention to go around.
Children with ADHD struggle with a wide range of self-regulating skills including focus, organization, recalling short-term memory on demand, and regulating impulsive emotions and actions. Although medication is often considered the go-to solution for treating ADHD, not all experts agree.
Dragging a kicking and screaming child out of a grocery store is both embarrassing and traumatizing! Sadly, for parents of children with sensory overload, this is all too common.