Is College the Only Path? Understanding Success When Your Child Skips Higher Education

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©2024 Harold Robert Meyer – All rights reservedhttps://www.addrc.org/ info@addrc.org Recognizing that career success isn’t solely contingent on higher education is vital if your son or daughter is hesitant about attending college. Alternative paths: Alternative routes such as associate degrees, certificates, and apprenticeships offer valuable, skills-based education tailored to specific career paths at a more affordable … Read more

So You Just Flunked Out of School.

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Flunking out of school can be a devastating blow, filled with emotions and uncertainty about the future. One of the first challenges you may face is figuring out how to break the news to your parents. It’s essential to start by finding the right time and place to have this conversation with your parents. Choose a calm and private setting to have an open and honest discussion without distractions. It’s crucial to be prepared for their initial reaction, ranging from disappointment to anger. Remember that their response comes from a place of concern and love, even if it doesn’t feel that way. “There is also, “What do I tell the neighbors?” That’s their issue.

ADHD treatment monitoring for the new school year

When a child is diagnosed with ADHD, parents confront the difficult decision about which treatment(s) to pursue to best help their child succeed. While deciding on an initial treatment plan is important, equally important is establishing a plan to monitor how well that treatment is working on a sustained basis, regardless of what specific treatment(s) is being used. This is because children’s response to ADHD treatment often changes over time and a strong initial treatment response – be that medication treatment, behavior therapy, dietary treatment, etc., – provides no assurance that important treatment benefits will persist.

Students with ADHD and College Success: 10 Study Tips

Executive functioning skills are essential to navigating the classroom and the social arena in college. To do well in your courses, you must be able to draw upon functional memory, focus, and observation to process and synthesize information from lectures and readings. To complete assignments and keep on schedule, you need time management, organizational, and goal-defining skills. All of these skills fall under executive function.

Executive functioning carries over into social settings, too. To effectively network and form valuable relationships, you need emotion control, observation skills, and self-awareness.

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