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Archive for September, 2012

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Empowering Parents to Help Children with ADHD and ADD

I’m delighted to announce that the Hallowell Center New York is offering Two Amazing Programs: PARENTING and/or NURTRITION .  Both programs are available to take OnLine if you’re not able to come into the HallowellNYC Office.

Learn more here.

I hope you’ll be able to participate in one or both of them.
Thursday, September 13th, 2012

GMA Interviews Dr. Hallowell: Hire a Consultant to Get Into a Sorority?

Does a Young Girl Need to Hire a Consultant to Get into a Sorority? Dr. Hallowell is interviewed in this September segment on Good Morning America to provide his professional opinion.  He believes it sends the message that they are not good enough. Others feel it is comparable to hiring a math tutor. What do you think? See the video here.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

“I think we’re all feeling jagged since September 11th,” Dr. Hallowell

On this anniversary of one of the worst tragedies in US history, Dr. Hallowell and The Hallowell Centers staff wish to express our condolences to all the families touched by the senseless acts of terrorism. When tragedy strikes, “Get the Facts,” says Dr. Hallowell.  Read his advice on how to handle the September 11th tragedy in this NPR Special Report by Neal Conan on November 12, 2001.

Friday, September 7th, 2012

What’s the Worst Learning Disability? Fear!

What’s the worst learning disability? Fear! Be bold. Never be afraid to make mistakes. Next time you make a mistake, your teacher should say to you, “Good for you,” and you should say to yourself, “Goof for me,” because now you’re trying. If you’re not willing to look bad at first, you’ll never, ever look as good as you could.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

It’s Hard To Let Go of the ADHD College Student

Going to college is a rite of passage.  The time for college finally arrives, and with considerable fanfare our children go: they go away from home, friends, and family, and go toward a “grown up” life of freedom and independence.

As this time arrives, parents and children often have powerful and competing urges on both sides: to hold on tight and never let go, or to sever all connections and begin anew.  Of course many parents tend toward the former urge, while their adolescents yearn for the latter.  If your child has ADHD or LD, you may feel even more acutely the urge to hold tight.  Your child may be impulsive; he or she may seem emotionally unprepared for the challenges ahead, and may have only a vague understanding of the sometimes tedious and always disciplined work required at college.  You may be particularly aware of all the effort “behind the scenes” that went into getting your child even this far – the homework assistance, the teachers meetings, the evaluations and treatments – the countless hours of “extra help” along the way.  Read the entire article here.

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