5 Simple Ways to Encourage Learning Throughout Summer

June 27, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

If we want our ADHD children to do well academically, we need to get involved with their education over the summer months. It’s a fact that even the best students lose academic ground in reading, math, and science while school’s out. Unless they do something academically challenging during the summer, struggling students with ADHD can fall back by as much as two months when the come back to school.

Luckily, preventing this academic backslide can be easily incorporated in between family vacations, ADHD summer camp activities, and lazy summer days. Here are five simple ways to keep your kids intellectually stimulated all summer:

 

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Can Breastfeeding Prevent ADHD?

June 20, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Lowered risk for some cancers for mom and antibodies for baby are just some of the many proven benefits of breastfeeding. But a provocative new study from Israel reveals that a lowered risk of developing ADHD can be added to this list.

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5 ADHD Summer Treatment Programs

June 14, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Sending your child to an ADHD summer camp is a great way to build social skills and develop independence. But children with more severe ADHD symptoms might be better off spending the summer at a treatment program. Like camps, treatment programs offer recreational group activities, but they also provide structured sessions to treat behavioral, emotional, and learning problems. This makes the program a great option for families seeking treatment options beyond medication.

If this sounds like something your child might benefit from, try looking into these summer treatment programs. (Disclaimer: the UnRitalin Solution is not affiliated with any of them.)

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6 ADHD Camps to Consider this Summer 2013

June 6, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

This summer, parents can help kids manage ADHD symptoms with structured activities that provide lots of physical movement and social interaction. If you’re busy schedule leaves you with little time to plan fun things for your child, consider taking him or her to a summer camp. Some kids, especially those who have predominantly inattentive symptoms like daydreaming, will do great in a regular camp. However, kids with hyperactivity, impulsivity, and other social difficulties, will do better when placed in a specialty ADHD camp. Many of these camps do a great job teaching kids the skills they need to make and keep friends, which they can carry over to the school year.

I did a bit of research, and found six great ADHD camps you may want to send your child to this summer. (Take note that these are located in either the USA or Canada.)

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5 Ways to Deal with ADHD Tantrums

June 2, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Impulsivity manifests itself in many ways. Kids can start fights without provocation, or run into the street. They can also throw tantrums and have meltdowns without warning. When your child has an ADHD tantrum in public, it can be tough to know how to handle the situation. Do you get angry and punish your child, or do you placate your child by giving into his or her demands? It’s a little tricky, but parents can navigate the road of ADHD-induced meltdowns unscathed. Here are five ways to do it.

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