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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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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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NIMH’s The Basics of ADHD

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by The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – Coming from NIMH, a classic article with a clear, thorough description of the basics of ADHD. The article is on NIMH’s website as well. What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through […]

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They Pulled Together to Success

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By Meg McDonald, Executive Directory, ADD Resources – As I read the news stories about Westhauser’s rescue, I immediately thought that many of those rescuers were members of my tribe, those with ADHD. We excel under what appears to be impossible circumstances. We come up with brilliant solutions to difficult problems quickly. And we work together […]

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Basic Tips for ADHD Management in Children

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– by Mary Fowler* – 3 Steps For Improving Performance – There are three essential conditions that help kids with ADHD improve their performance. – 1.  Create a structure Create a structure that helps guide his behavior with rules and routines. For example, with academics, the structure would be tasks matched to his skill level […]

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