August - September 2007
How to Team Up with Your Child's Teacher
Establish trust with the school teacher of your ADHD child, and you'll create a positive learning environment for everyone.
A Back-to-School Checklist for ADHD Children
Our back-to-school guide for parents of children with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) will help you get an early, stress-free start on the academic year.
Back to School: 10 Conversations to Have with ADHD Children
Make the most of back-to-school time by talking to your child with ADHD, her teacher, your doctor, other parents, your family — and yourself. Here's how.
Back-to-School Resources for Children with ADD
Books, software, and websites to help children with ADHD achieve success at school.
Homework Without Tears
12 ways to make homework less stressful for your child with attention deficit disorder (ADHD ADD) or dyslexia.
Success at School: Reading Help for Children with ADHD or Learning Disabilities
How children with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) or learning disabilities like dyslexia can improve reading skills and achieve success at school.
A Letter Introducing Your ADHD Child to His Teacher
Our sample letter for introducing your child with attention deficit disorder (ADHD ADD) to the teacher will give you great ideas for creating your own.
Setting Up a School-Day Dose of ADHD Medication
A doctor's advice for managing meds during the school day.
My Battle with ADD
In a prize-winning essay about overcoming obstacles, a child with attention deficit disorder explains the effects of ADD on his life.
Children with ADHD: Social Skills 101
Even the most impulsive children with ADHD can learn to get along with the group and make friends on the playground.
Writing Help for Teens with ADHD
Does your middle- or high-school student have trouble with writing? Here's how to help him find and maintain direction while working through the next big essay.
Teacher Tips: Guiding Good Behavior from ADHD Children
How teachers can engage ADHD children in the classroom and inspire better behavior from all students.
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Parenting ADHD Children
You're Not Alone
A parent support group can offer the kind of advice you only get from moms who've "been there."
Rise and Shine
From getting up to getting out the door, these tips can ensure good mornings.
Act Your Age!
Your child gravitates toward playmates who are two to three years younger than him. While his classmates play football, he prefers LEGOs — or cops and robbers. He seems happy, but this worries you. And we understand your concern, but the fact is that socializing with younger friends is actually a really good things for kids with ADHD. Here's why.
Happy and Moving Ahead
Sometimes depression is a side effect of ADD — as this Ivy League graduate learned. Becoming more successful at home and at work lifted her spirits.
Heading Back to School
Adult learners must find a way to balance home life with homework.
Here’s how to make the grade on both fronts.
How to Find Your Dream Job
As you make your way into the “real world,” think about what you love to do. The right career will follow.
Mom’s Action Plan
Going back to school? Do it with help from the entire family to ensure everyone's needs are met when you're at school or studying.
Is It ADHD or Bipolar Disorder?
Impulsivity. Over-activity. Moodiness. These symptoms could describe ADHD and bipolar disorder. William Dodson, M.D. explains how to tell them apart.
Preschoolers & ADHD
ADHD is traditionally diagnosed after age 6. But if your preschool student is abnormally hyperactive or impulsive, new evidence suggests you might consider an evaluation at 5 years old.
Knowledge Is Power
October is National ADHD Awareness Month — the perfect time to help yourself and others put aside misconceptions and change public opinion about the condition.