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5 Halloween Challenges for Kids With ADHD

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By The Understood Team At a Glance Halloween can be tricky for kids with ADHD. They can have trouble following safety rules and winding down. You can help your child with ADHD have a fun and safe Halloween. Halloween is exciting. It’s also noisy, chaotic, and full of distractions. These are challenges for kids who […]

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How to Organize Your Child’s IEP Binder

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IEP binder checklist (View / Download) School contact sheet (View / Download) School communication log (View / Download) IEP goal tracker (View / Download) Making an IEP binder is a great way to keep information organized and at the ready when you need it. An IEP binder can help you prepare for IEP meetings and stay up to date on your child’s progress. This powerful tool can […]

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Parenting Tips for ADHD: Do’s and Dont’s

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Parenting tips for ADHD Raising a child with ADHD isn’t like traditional childrearing. Normal rule-making and household routines can become almost impossible, depending on the type and severity of your child’s symptoms, so you’ll need to adopt different approaches. It can become frustrating to cope with some of the behaviors which result from your child’s ADHD, but […]

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A bend in the Road

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Is your child struggling with the back to school transition…… Countless authors, philosophers, poets, and politicians have waxed poetic about the potential hazards — and dividends — of change. While it may be an inevitability we all must face countless times throughout our lives, it can still take an emotional and psychological toll, especially for […]

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5 Topics to Go Over With Teachers Early in the School Year

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Parents often don’t want to bother teachers in September and October. But talking early in the school year can set the stage for strong communication throughout the year. Here are topics that can get the dialogue going. 1 of 5 Ask about priorities. Teachers all have different priorities for their students. For some, it’s participating in class. […]

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Find out Why your Child gets Anxious!

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An anxiety log can help you spot patterns in your child’s behavior. Then you may find it easier to choose calming strategies that work. Tracking signs of anxiety in your young child or signs of anxiety in your tween or teen can also help you figure out if what you’re seeing is typical anxiety or an anxiety problem.   Download […]