Don’t Let ADHD Add To An Already Stressful Holiday Season!

Parents of kids with ADHD can take steps to ensure that this coming holiday season doesn’t wreak havoc with the carefully planned schedules and routines that they’ve established to help their  kids cope with various ADHD symptoms.  The Holiday season often  means  special events, parties, long or delayed mealtimes, and  other activities as well as  additional time spent with extended …

ADHD And The Importance of Getting A Good Night’s Sleep!

Dr. Michael Craig Miller,  of Harvard Medical School,  writes in The Link Between ADHD and Sleep Problems that many kids with ADHD also have problems getting enough sleep.  The impact of sleep deprivation is specifically bad news for kids with ADHD.   Dr. Miller points out that a lack of sleep “exacerbates behavior during the day and leads to a negative …

Keep ADHD Symptoms Under Control With Healthy Food Choices

Most experts agree that managing ADHD symptoms would include eating a healthy diet, getting ample exercise, especially out of doors, and regularly getting a good nights sleep. In addition to getting a handle on ADHD symptoms, establishing such a pattern of positive lifestyle choices early on may contribute to good health over a lifetime as well. While exercise and sleep …

October is ADHD Awareness Month

October is National ADHD Awareness Month, however there are plenty of reasons to promote positive ADHD awareness EVERY day.  ADDitude, the companion website to the magazine of the same name has a calendar download that provides a daily suggestion for capturing  awareness and promoting  community involvement and support for ADHD. Following is a sampling of some tips suggested by ADDitude …

Boost Confidence Through Body Language

Blog Post:  Boost your Confidence through Body Language Recent research into body language, and what it can mean in terms of having a better life outlook has turned up a very interesting notion. Body language is more than just a nonverbal form of communication it may also be a form of self realization. We all know that body language speaks …

Back to School Homework Plan

Taking a proactive approach to student success is what Greenwood School is all about.  We want to help you, as parents, to give your student every opportunity to succeed in school.  As  we begin this new school  keep in mind that research shows that students who  have help at home do better academically.  One thing that you can do to …

Supporting Your Child Living with ADHD

A recent article from the NAMI Website, Parenting Children Living with ADHD: Tips for Parents, offers ways to deal with some of the challenges kids with ADHD have from experiencing difficulty with peer relationships to not listening or following through with instructions. A summary of the article’s recommendations for supporting children living with ADHD follows. Maintain a positive attitude. Focus …