As the mother of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who was diagnosed with ADHD at age 9, and a school educator and principal for over 30 years, I am familiar with the concerns a new school year can bring to parents of children with ADHD. With adequate preparation, going back to school can be an exciting and positive experience for children with ADHD. http://www.drhallowell.com/blog/debbie-phelps-adhd-tips-if-michael-can-win-22-medals-maybe-we-should-read-them/ Summer Olympics, Favorite Swimmers, Michael Phelps, Gold Medal, Sports Moments, World Records, Olympics Medalist, Famous Swimmers, Phelps Win
Written by a neuroscientist who has studied ADHD, a clinician who has diagnosed and treated it for 30 years, and a special educator who sees it daily, The Energetic Brain provides comprehensive information on how the ADHD brain works and shows how to harness its potential for success. It distills the latest research findings and provides practical strategies for managing ADHD—and thriving—at school, at work, and at home, from childhood through adulthood.
What does ADHD really feel like? 20 year olds who grew up with ADHD take you below the surface. Behind the lazy, oppositional behaviour that many adults see in kids with ADHD, there’s a lot going on that people don’t understand. Parents should keep talking to their kids so they can find out what’s really beneath the surface.