The Year's Best Articles

A look back at the best articles of the year.

Wednesday December 1st - 2:39pm

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ADDitude invites you to take a break from your holiday To-Do list and join us for a look back at the best articles of the year.
For those who haven't started their holiday shopping or cleaning yet, our newest columnist, the FlyLady, offers up some of her best holiday tips in this e-newsletter.
ADDitude wishes you and your loved ones a happy and healthy holiday season. We'll see you in 2005!
Warm wishes,
The editors of ADDitude

Recommended Reading

Read reviews from the pages of ADDitude magazine at our online bookstore.

Don't Miss Ned Hallowell

Ned Hallowell, M.D will be visiting bookstores around the country to discuss his new book Delivered from Distraction. Here are a few cities on the tour:

  • Jan 12: Book Stall in Winnetka, IL
  • Jan 15: Books & Co. in Dayton, OH
  • Jan 20: Third Place Books in Seattle, WA
  • Jan 21: Book Passage in San Francisco, CA


Enjoy these acclaimed articles -- our gift to you in the holiday season.

PDF Handouts: Success at School Tip Sheets

From ADDitude's annual back-to-school issue, tip sheets by symptom to help both parents and teachers manage ADD at school.

Purchase the full version of Ready to Learn or other ADDitude Booklets online.

AD/HD and Sleep: Bedtime Battles by William Dodson, M.D.

AD/HD can keep both adults and children from falling asleep at night or waking up in the morning. In this article, find out how to help solve sleep problems caused by AD/HD.

How Routines Help Kids by Peter Jaksa, Ph.D.

Routines give kids structure and help whole families function better. To get them off the ground and keep them running smoothly, read this!

Stimulant Strategies by Maureen Connelly

This article explains five rules for using AD/HD medications safely and more effectively, including a helpful chart "Stimulants-at-a-Glance."

"I'm Not Hungry, Mom" by Gwen Morrison

ADD medications may trigger loss of appetite and weight. Here's how to minimize the impact on your child, with tips on helping your child eat regularly and stay healthy.

College Bound by Lois Gilman

The leap from high school to college is a challenge for students with AD/HD -- and their parents too. Fortunately, you and your child can start preparing for freshman year right now.

The FlyLady's Advice for the Holidays

Here are some helpful tips from Flylady's Holiday Control Journal:

  • Don't wait until the last minute to shop for gifts or food. Develop good housecleaning routines and stock the pantry now.
  • Limit gifts to close family. Buy gift certificates. Know what you want to buy before you shop.
  • Create an activity that will tire out your children on Christmas Eve, so the whole family can sleep.

Read more tips from the FlyLady: flylady.asp

December/January ADDitude Available Now

Subscribe now. Highlights include:

  • ADD in the Corner Office: Five successful executives discover that ADD and learning disabilities can be an advantage in business
  • The Dyslexia Diaries: How a little boy who couldn't read went on to become a bestselling author. Exclusive excerpt of Delivered from Distraction by Ned Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
  • Laugh It Up: How parenting with praise and laughter can reduce stress at home and strengthen the bond between you and your AD/HD child.
  • Success at School: New regular section
    This six-page guide to help students of all ages make the grade is a new feature that will appear in every issue!
  • And more!
If you would like to start receiving ADDitude at home, subscribe now!

Tell us your best 2004 tip for Living with ADD!

As a parent or an adult, what made your life work better this year? We'll be compiling the best tips for living with ADD and sending them out to our readers. We'd love to hear from you! Online: or via email:

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