Getting back into routines post-summer

With an ADHD household, getting back into routines after the summer can be difficult. For some tips for introducing new routines, check out this article: Turning the Page on ADHD. In it, developmental behavioral pediatrician Dr. Mark Bertin, talks about the transition to back-to-school, and how it creates an opportune time to implement changes in routines at home.

As a bonus tip, if your child has difficulty listening to instructions (making it difficult to implement routines!), check out the app Brili. We've mentioned it before, but it's a great program developed to help make following routines more fun and interactive by turning it into a game!

What happens in your brain when you pay attention?

What does it mean to pay attention? When you think of attention, you may think of what you are focusing on in a particular moment. For instance, while reading this, you believe that you are paying attention by focusing on the words on your computer screen. But, attention actually has more to do with what your brain is not focusing on - what it's filtering out.

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Surviving back to school with ADHD: 3 tips for parents

back to school ADHDFor some families with ADHD, back to school time is a blessing. The children are back on a schedule (and out of the home!), and for many parents it feels like a fresh start. For other families, back to school time can be stressful for many reasons we won't get into here.

Whatever your opinion of this time of year, here 3 tips to keep in mind as September approaches:

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