Alternatives to Medication for Young Girls with ADHD

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a relatively common mental disorder that affects primarily children and can be carried into adulthood.  This disorder is most commonly treated with prescribed medication and is effective for roughly 80% of people.  However, like most medications, ADHD medications can come with some harsh side effects and are not effective…

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The Real Walking Dead: Sleep Deprivation in Teens

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When our children are small, sleep and sleep habits are at the forefront of our minds. When will our baby sleep through the night? Is our toddler going through sleep regression? We keep track of sleep disruptions and naps because we know how important sleep is to our children. But as our children get older,…

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Using Learning Techniques to Ease Academic Struggles

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In today’s day and age, school work for young teens is more important than ever. Getting into a good college has become more competitive, which leads many to start good study habits earlier. But for many teens, the most important part of school has become lunchtime when they can hang out with their friends. During…

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How to Positively Reinforce School Participation

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For most young children, school is a time to see their friends while they play games and learn about the world around them. As children get older, school begins to feel more like an obligation rather than something they’d like to actively engage in. They may attend classes because they have to, but they’re not…

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Learning Issues in Girls on the Autism Spectrum

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One of the most common stereotypes about Autism Spectrum Disorder is that it is a type of learning disorder. For most girls on the autism spectrum, they have average to above-average intelligence scores. With this misperception, parents may be hesitant to seek out psychological testing if they do not have any immediate academic concerns. While…

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5 Skills to Teach Your Child with ADHD

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Children with ADHD may struggle with self-monitoring, but they are also sensitive to the kind of feedback they receive from authority figures. Unfortunately, many parents worry that they walk around eggshells trying to motivate their child without coming off as controlling or disappointed in them. Anxiety around wanting to please parents and being self-sufficient  can…

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Mindfulness Practices Help Manage Symptoms of ADHD

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One of the defining characteristics of ADHD is lack of attention and difficulty concentrating. Mindfulness is commonly recommended to help teens with ADHD practice awareness. However, neither of them specifically deal with improved focus. The reason mindfulness practices are so effective in managing symptoms of ADHD is that staying in the moment helps them improve…

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Study Skills at Boarding School for Girls with Behavior Problems

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Are your daughter’s behavior problems getting in the way of her academic performance? Is she having trouble concentrating or staying on task while completing assignments? Does she have trouble sitting still or talking too much which can be disruptive in a classroom environment? Asheville Academy, a therapeutic boarding school for young girls with behavior problems,…

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