ADDitude and Fathers

Our favorite articles about dads from the ADDitude archives–including ideas for father-son bonding and why dads are an integral part of the family.

Wednesday June 1st - 4:53pm

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The editors of ADDitude know what a tough job being a dad can be. Throw AD/HD into the mix, and it’s a whole new ballgame. That’s why we’ve gathered our favorite articles about dads from the ADDitude archives–including ideas for father-son bonding and why dads are an integral part of the family.

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Feature Articles

Of Fathers and Feelings by Bob Seay

Every child– especially a son – needs to know that a father is more than just a bit player in the family.

Desperate for Dad by Larry B. Silver

Why boys with AD/HD need extra guidance from their fathers.

Take it Outside! by Rick Hodges

Summer’s perfect for activities in the great outdoors.

In the News

  • AD/HD Kids and Substance Abuse
    Kids who take stimulant medication for AD/HD do not face an increased risk of substance abuse, according to a recent study at the University of Michigan.
  • Related ADDitude article
    Meds or no meds? The decision to put a child on medication is never easy.
  • Bonus Book Recommendation:
    Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids by Timothy E. Wilens
    The revised edition brings parents up-to-date on advances in treatment. Available at the ADDitude online bookstore.
  • Girls Underestimate Math Skills
    Girls –and their parents–consistently underestimate girls’ abilities and achievements in math, a study has found.
  • Related ADDitude article
    This AD/HD woman earned three degrees and A’s in college –and life.
  • Bonus Book Recommendation:
    Understanding Girls With AD/HD by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D., Ellen B. Littman, Ph.D., and Patricia O. Quinn, M.D.
    Available at the ADDitude online bookstore.

In the Magazine

    Highlights of the June/July 2005 issue of ADDitude include:
  • Gifts for Dad: Seven nifty gadgets that make life easier for people with AD/HD. by Sandy Maynard
  • My Son the Artist: Tattoos and motorcycles weren’t exactly this mom’s style, but she’s learned to admire them. by Cathy Lickteig Makofski
  • Reassembling a Life: Reconnecting with joy after getting help for ADD.
    by Luann Kole and Jennifer Koretsky as told to Maureen Connelly
In the Next Newsletter:
  • How to make your summer last with the best summer sports for AD/HD kids, tips for enjoying the outdoors, and getting—and keeping—a summer job.
  • Plus: It’s never too early to start preparing for next school year. Read about summer school for parents, learn how to prepare for college the summer before, and get the inside scoop on internships.

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