Have a Plan
Anticipate problems -- and find solutions. As an ADD mother, I learned to maneuver around tense situations. Mackenzie frequently had meltdowns in the grocery store, so when I had to shop for food, I left her at home with a babysitter.
Get treatment for yourself and your ADD child. I made sure that both of us got help from clinicians who were experienced in treating attention deficit disorder. I can’t emphasize enough that managing ADHD symptoms makes parenting a whole lot easier.