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4 Ways to Help Motivation and ADHD


For kids and teens with ADHD, lack of motivation can be a major challenge. However, practical steps such as physical activity, celebrating victories, starting with simple tasks, and timers/alarms can make a big difference and increase motivation. For those whose willpower to accomplish tasks seems…

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Functional and Genetic Nutrition for Autism


As scientists learn more about the link between the foods we eat and how they influence almost our bodies, we understand more and more how important it is to eat the right foods. Food is medicine, and functional and genetic nutrition for autism can make a tremendous impact. Yes, autism spectrum…

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16 Natural Remedies for ADHD [Without Medication]


If you or your child have been diagnosed with ADHD, but you’re reluctant to treat it with medication, you’re not alone. Many people are hesitant to use medication for ADHD that can cause a lot of nasty side effects. What natural remedies for ADHD are there? There are many natural remedies for ADHD…

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Sensory Processing Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment Options


Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition where a person (usually a child) has trouble responding to sensory input (sound, vision, touch, taste, smell, and movement) appropriately. Many children with special needs also have SPD. SPD isn’t recognized by all professionals as its own disorder.…

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Can toddlers be diagnosed with ADHD?


As a mom, I know that toddler years with your child can be full of fun, mischief, running around, and trying to avoid bedtimes. (Isn’t it amazing how many magical bathroom breaks, stories, and songs they’ll request after 8 P.M.)? These little ones are full of excitement and energy. However, as a…

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Does ADHD go away?


Let’s cut to the chase about what you want to know. Does ADHD go away?  The short answer: ADHD can change or improve over time, but it depends on treatment and the severity of the case. Most, but not all, children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) carry the condition into…

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Emotional Regulation & Special Needs: Causes, Strategies & Skills


I’m excited to be talking about emotional regulation and ADHD for the next series of blogs, as they are topics extremely personal to me. My son (almost 7) has struggled with ADHD and the emotional regulation associated with it since he was a toddler. Of course, it’s inappropriate to diagnose ADHD…

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How are ADD and ADHD different? Symptoms, Treatments & Types


There are many questions swirling around the difference between ADD and ADHD, but in recent years, the American Psychiatric Association compounded these medical conditions into one diagnosis under the umbrella of ADHD. So instead of Googling old-school articles, let’s break down the difference…

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Parent’s Guide to ADHD: Signs, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatments


What is ADHD? As a parent in the current age, it’s impossible to navigate your child’s development without wondering about ADHD. Diagnoses are increasing significantly, and it’s difficult to tell some symptoms from childhood energy.  As the mothers of special needs children ourselves, we know that…

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How Does Caffeine Affect ADHD? Benefits, Dangers & Drug Interactions


In our busy world of early mornings and late nights, most of us can relate to the words of Lorelai from Gilmore Girls: “What I need now is lots and lots of coffee.”  However, how does the caffeine in a cup of coffee or tea, common energy drinks, or even chocolate affect those with Attention Deficit…

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