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ADD Resources Closure March 1, 2016

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It is with saddened hearts that the ADD Resources Board of Directors announce the closure of ADD Resources effective March 1, 2016.  We have been battling financial struggles for the past few years and are no longer able to stay open.  It has been a wonderful 22 years of sharing of resources, strategies, engaging support […]

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Joy of Life || Joie-de-vivre

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Joie-de vivre We’ve been told, “Good things come to those who wait.” When it came to life, before getting the help my son needed, life was overwhelming to the point where I was living on automatic pilot.  Doing everything I could to survive day to day. The struggle was intense and there was too much […]

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25 Tips for Families to Manage ADD

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– By Edward Hallowell, MD* – 1. Make an accurate diagnosis – This is the starting point of all treatment for ADD. – 2. Educate the family – All members of the family need to learn the facts about ADD as the first step in the treatment. Many problems will take care of themselves once […]

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If Punishments Don’t Work for ADHD Kids. What Does?

by Carolyn Mallon, RN – Anyone With An ADHD Child Can Relate To This Story – Last weekend, I took the kids (I’ll call them Mimi and Man Cub) to the local bookshop in town. It’s a nice place for a hot cocoa, where you can look at robot kits and roam around for a while. It […]

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Take Control of Your Emotions

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By Kimberly Castelo, MS, LMFTA – Some people can regulate their emotions by meditating or doing yoga. Others still find their minds preoccupied by unhelpful thoughts while doing these same exercises. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), founded by Marsha Linehan, offers great ideas about finding ways to bring emotional regulation to each individual.  According to Linehan, if one […]

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Here’s To Success, Step By Step

by Dana Rayburn, ADHD Coach and Author* – Big results can come from little changes. Small steps linked together eventually form a path of ADHD success. Pick one small change. That’s all I’m asking of you. One small change to reduce the stress and clutter of your ADHD life. You’ll find ideas in the list below. Just pick […]

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I’ve been diagnosed with…..

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by Kimberly Castelo, MS, LLC, LMFTA* – When you go to a therapist or a doctor with a problem, you’re often given a diagnosis. Depending on the diagnosis, you may think no big deal or you may  worry. A diagnoses can be concerning. Truth be told, it’s easy for society to see you as a diagnosis, […]

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