8 Ways to Improve Sleep Quality When Your Teenage Daughter Has ADHD

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Parents understand that helping their child get enough sleep is important. It affects her mood, concentration, and performance at school. Fifty percent of individuals with ADHD have sleep problems. The most common for those with inattentive ADHD is restless sleep. She may be in bed eight to ten hours a night, but low sleep quality […]

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The 3 Causes of ADHD — She’s Not Misbehaving, She’s Learning

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There are three causes of ADHD symptoms: genetics, biology, and chemistry. Learning about these causes helps families understand that their daughter is not doing these behaviors intentionally. Having an adolescent with ADHD can be frustrating, heartbreaking, and entertaining—sometimes all at once. She’s a smart kid, but Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD, makes […]

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Looking at ADHD Differently

  Looking at ADHD differently  By, Megan Slater       As a parent of children with AD/HD, I found comfort in researching what the diagnosis really meant for our family.  I felt validated as I read the classic symptoms described by my children’s doctor and on informational websites.  Yes!  My children struggle with these things, and […]

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What Are the Symptoms of ADHD?

What Are the Symptoms of ADHD? By, Laurie Laird  Reference: mentalhealth.about.com/cs/familyresources/l/bladd.htm ADHD is not like a broken arm, or strep throat, it does not have clear physical signs that can be seen in an x-ray or a lab test. ADHD can only be identified by looking for certain characteristic behaviors and these behaviors vary from person […]

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Learning Disabilities and Adolescent Emotional Health

Emotional and behavioral issues are common with individuals struggling with learning challenges. Everyday experiences are what nurture emotional regulation and maturity. Individuals with learning challenges, however, are often blocked from these everyday “normal” experiences.

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HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW: ADHD IN ADOLESCENT GIRLS

As part of their efforts to please, bright girls may work very hard and successfully to compensate for their ADHD, delaying the identification of the disorder until academic or work challenges reach a point where the ADHD becomes disabling. Sometimes this does not occur until adolescence or young adulthood.

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Gifted Child, Troubled Teen

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An understanding of the reasons behind this correlation of gifted and talented with troubled can help parents, professionals and the troubled teen herself proceed with more compassion, understanding and hope.

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