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How People with ADHD Develop and Overcome a Social Hangover

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Can you relate to this? You wish you could say that pithy comeback to a comment that knocked you off guard. Today, you ruminate about why someone would have said that, and how you should have responded. If the comment was off-putting, you should have defended yourself or someone else with a funny and yet …

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How To Help A Kid Who is Being Ostracized

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School is back in full-swing and some kids are loving it; reconnecting and building new friendships while others are being shunned and ostracized. I am getting many heartbreaking emails from parents who are feeling helpless as they watch from the sidelines as their child cowers from the pain of rejection. One parent shares how her …

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How To Help Your Teen When a Friendship Suddenly Ends

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We tend to think of romantic relationships as the ones that break hearts, but when a friendship suddenly ends, it can hurt just as badly. It is important to recognize that although it was not a romantic involvement, this doesn’t mean that when a friendship ends that it doesn’t hurt. Gone are the late night exchanges, the …

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Have You Recently Been Diagnosed as An Adult With ADHD? How To Get Support Right Now

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Have you been diagnosed as an adult With ADHD? That is good news! Now you can learn how to manage it in order to excel in all areas of your life! ADHD is often diagnosed later in life because it can be “hidden” and because fundamentally many people don’t know about ADHD and therefore they …

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Learning How to Become a Social Spy So You Can Understand & Make Friends with Anyone

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Do you consider yourself an observant person? How good are you at listening, taking note of your surroundings and tailoring your approach appropriately? Some of you will consider yourselves a great Reader of the Room, while most will think they have a thing or two to learn. According to resent research, only 10% of us …

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Managing Silence in Conversations

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Is silence good for conversations? Most people think of silence as something that needs to be quickly covered up otherwise it will lead to awkwardness. There is a reason we often refer to silence as “awkward silence”. After all, is silence even part of communication? Yes! In fact, silence can be a very effective communication …

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Kids Need Your Support, Not Passive Parenting: Help Them Stand Up to Bullies

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School is back in-person (for many) and your child was placed – again – with “those” kids—the mean ones, the cliquey ones, the ones who dictate the terms of how the year will go. Kids know who they are, and so do parents. We talk around it because we don’t really know how to help …

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How Social Development Fell Behind Last Year and 7 Ways to Help Your Kid Catch Up with Their Peers

As parents, we do our best to ensure our kids don’t fall behind in the “lost year” and yet many parents don’t know what to look for regarding to social emotional development in children, or how to even help if needed. Age-appropriate social development in children includes taking responsibility for actions, evaluating risks and opportunities, …

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What Can I Do To Help My Kid Who Seems So Easily Frustrated By Little Things?

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Frustration is something most of us are familiar with. We may have had our hearts set on something that didn’t materialize, or we personally fell short on a goal, or someone had promised us something that didn’t happen. The same frustrations can exhibit in our kids too. And some kids can be more easily frustrated …

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