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Dr. Hallowell Newsletter          January 2014  

Greetings from a snowy day in January in Boston.  Actually, from my office in Sudbury, just west of Boston. 

As I look out my window I see the world globed in flurries, as in the child's shake-toy, and I see the birches nude next to the evergreens, and I see the little tracks of the rabbits, chipmunks, and other hardy creatures that in winter roam the woods next to my heated outpost, and I hear the familiar silence that a gentle snow bestows upon our world.
How much we need that silence....     Read More

Dr. Edward Hallowell on ADHD

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Dr. Hallowell LIVE
The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Creating Success in School & Life"

February 10  
NYC, 92St Y How to Raise Children so that they will turn out the way you dream they might.

February 13    
SFO, Hamlin School
Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

February 14   
SFO, Learning and The Brain
Unwrapping the Gifts of ADHD: Overcoming Today's Distractions

March 20    
NY, My Fast Brain Finding the buried treasure in ADHD.

April 24   
NYC, 11th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference A Strength based approach to ADHD: Dr. Hallowell's Special Sauce.

July 14 - 18   
MI, Leelanau Summer Camp
ADHD Summer camp for children and parents.  10% discount before 3/1/13.

August 11 - 15    
MA, Cape Cod Institute
Unwrapping the Gifts: A Strength-Based Approach to ADHD Across the Life Span
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Q: The first half of the school year did not go smoothly for my 7 year old son. He has hyperactive ADHD. What strategies to support him in the classroom do you recommend? 

A: Children with ADHD can benefit from structure and support, and they will positively light up like a Christmas tree when given encouragement. When I tell a child he has ADHD, I say, "Congratulations, you have a Ferrari Engine, but with Bicycle brakes." If you have just received a diagnosis of ADHD, you will want to read this page on the Dr. Hallowell website for recommendations.

As for the classroom, often what is good for the child with ADHD, is good for all children. You may want to share these 20 Tips for Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed in School by Dr. Hallowell with your child's teacher in an effort to partner with them in the best interest of your child. He may also benefit from Executive Function Training.

As the parent of a child with ADHD, you will have to work harder than most parents, just as your child will have to work harder than most children, to reach the goals you desire. You can do it, and we will help you, but there will be times of stagnation, pain, and even regression. Take heart. This is normal.
Embrace the Chaos
Sarah Reiff-Hekking, Ph.D.
It's that time of year when I receive requests for more information about my services from previously "put together" folks who have discovered they need extra support to reach their next level.

Plus, my own family is in "full-out" mode attending performances, traveling, tackling the never-ending homework pile each of us has (whether real or proverbial), managing health issues, making vacation plans, and welcoming visitors -- chaos seems to abound.

My guess is that you may be feeling this chaos effect too. I'd like to share with you my "Embrace The Chaos" philosophy that has been useful to me and my clients:

1) Notice the wave of activity and changing tides and choose to embrace those activities that are most meaningful for you and my family.

2) Plan time each day to scan the swirling opportunities on the horizon, grab the ones that are most meaningful and say "No" or ignore those that are not. The key here is to make a decision or choice so you can stop thinking about the options.   Read More
Explore our Mindfulness Skills Workshops for Adults with ADHD at our Three Hallowell Centers:
Sudbury - 6 sessions beginning 1/26/14
New York - 6 sessions beginning 2/1/14
San Francisco
Dr. Hallowell in the News
Connecting to Our History - Dr. Hallowell explains how our personal history can help us gain strength from family members who came before us in this Whole Health Alerts article.  
Dr. Hallowell's ADHD Camp - Save the Date!  Dr. Hallowell will be helping youth and parents at the Leelanau ADHD Camp July 14-18, 2014.  Learn more at 10% discount before 3/1/14.

The Hard to Scratch ADHD Itch - Dr. Hallowell explains that those of us with ADHD often go to extremes in search of ways to feel more alive. He offers some safe recommendations on ways to scratch that ADHD itch in this ADDitude article.

How Satisfied are You With Your Job? - Are you interested in changing jobs, striking out on your own or just not sure what to do? Dr. Hallowell offers a 20 question survey for you to find your passion in this article by
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Store New books, videos, products, apps, etc on ADHD and other topics are added regularly......keep checking in!  Find it on Facebook too.

Book of the Month: 

Connect: 12 Vital ties that open your heart, lengthen your life and deepen your soul.   


"I have been reading the book Connect written by Dr. Hallowell and it is definitely a must read. It has really touched me! True connection is what it's all about for me personally. We spend way too much time just doing and going and running that we never set aside the time anymore to CONNECT with people we care about in a way that can nurture our soul. This can also mean anyone, not just family or friends.. this can mean really spending quality time, even for an hour, face to face just being there, listening, having fun, sharing stories, laughing, cooking together or just doing what feels good."   Sarah G. 
Dr. Hallowell Quote of the Month:

"When your child complains, "I'm bored," say, "Gee, that's great!  Now your imagination has a chance to come alive and help you out!"  Kids need free time, time to get bored, and then create some interesting, new adventure."


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