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The wealth of misinformation and poor advice about ADHD can make it difficult to seek help when you need it most.

That’s why, at Parenting Pod, we aim to provide our readers with the highest quality research and information available, so that you can provide support and care for your child or family member.

We are dedicated to providing practical advice from mental health professionals so that you can manage the challenges of ADHD through different stages of life.

ADHD: What You Need to Know

  • Last Updated on January 10, 2019

From time immemorial adults have envied the energy, passion and spontaneity of children. For the same amount of time, adults have complained about those same qualities. It wasn’t until the late 1800’s

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11 of the Best Fidget Spinners and Cubes According to Our Psychologist

  • Last Updated on April 2, 2019

How These Toy-Like Gadgets Can Be Used To Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing Hi there, my name is Daniel and I’m a clinical psychologist. In my work as a therapist in a private hospital, I have an appreciation

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Executive Function Disorder in Children

  • Reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated on April 4, 2019

Executive function disorder is a term commonly used to describe deficits in the skills that are used to manage life’s everyday tasks — impacting planning, organization, working memory, task initiation,

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25 Activities to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning

  • Reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated on April 4, 2019

Executive functions provide the necessary base for learning and development. They are the brain functions that enable us to focus, plan and organize our behavior. Because of them, we are able to reflect

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Everything You Need to Know About Executive Functions

  • Reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated on April 8, 2019

What are the Executive Functions? Executive functions are the set of mental processes that help us get things done. These functions are critical for skills that are important for success in the 21st century,

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ADHD Medications & Side Effects: A Summary Chart

  • Last Updated on October 28, 2018

Below is a chart that summarizes the main medications used to treat ADHD at the present time. Keep in mind that it is not limitless as there are always new developments going on with new medications. Note:

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13 Foods to Avoid if Your Child Has ADHD

  • Last Updated on January 30, 2019

Did you know that doctors have conjectured that certain foods could possibly trigger or worsen attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms? Although research studies are limited when it comes

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7 Foods To Eat If Your Child Has ADHD

  • Last Updated on October 22, 2018

While managing the symptoms of ADHD can be troublesome as an adult, helping your child manage them can be even more complex and challenging. As a result, I have started to include lifestyle changes like

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The 5 Best Weighted Lap Pads: Reviewed By a Clinical Psycholgist

  • Last Updated on March 26, 2019

Have you ever wondered why a hug from a loved one can make you feel so good? Isn’t it amazing that a physical squeeze can translate to an emotional sense of calm, peace and happiness? That’s exactly

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Being a Mom with ADHD

  • Last Updated on May 13, 2018

Becoming a parent was one of my proudest moments. From the time the strip turned blue until I was heading into the birthing room, I was in a flurry of preparation. I was preparing for this little person,

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ADHD Symptoms and Signs in Toddlers, Children, and Teens

  • Last Updated on March 18, 2019

There are more than 3 million cases of ADHD in the United States every year, making it a very common medical condition. The fact that so many people suffer from it makes recognizing the signs of ADHD in

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The Psychological Effects of ADHD in Children

  • Last Updated on December 24, 2018

ADHD can lead to a host of problems both at home and at school, which can interfere with your child’s ability to succeed in class, with peers, and in their personal life. It is important to note that

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9 Ways to Help Your Child with ADHD be Successful at School

  • Last Updated on January 9, 2019

ADHD in School Age Children Did you know that approximately 11% (about 6 million) school-age children from the ages of 4-17 are diagnosed with ADHD? U.S. Department of Education. (2003). Identifying and treating

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