Fall 2009: Success at School for ADHD Children
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Success At School
Ruled By Impulses? 12 Rules for Students with ADHD to Behave By

Lack of impulse control is a big concern for parents and teachers of our students. The solution? Work together to teach them the importance of thinking before acting.

10 Easy Ways to Start the School Year Right

Follow these 10 steps to a happier, more organized, more productive school year for your child with attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

Back-to-School Checklist: 8 To-Do Items for ADHD Students

Easy steps that parents and ADHD children can follow now - before classes begin - to ensure a stress-free start of the school year.

Listen Up and Learn! Classroom Focus Strategies for ADHD Children

8 creative ways to keep a child with inattentive ADHD focused and engaged in the classroom and at home.

Classroom Accommodations for ADHD Children

In the classroom, your attention deficit child may have difficulty focusing, organizing, socializing, or completing assignments. Suggest these solutions to the teacher to create a more ADHD-friendly learning environment.

ADHD in the Classroom: How to Bolster Spoken and Written Language Skills

Attention deficit kids often have difficulty with writing assignments or answering questions in class. Use these smart strategies in the classroom and at home to help develop your ADHD child's language skills.

IEP Meetings: What to Expect, How to Prepare

An individualized education program (IEP) is critical for any ADHD student. Here's what to do before, during, and after meeting your child's teacher to set up classroom accommodations.

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Parenting ADHD Children
This ADD House

Preschoolers with ADHD climb, explore, act up. You want them to stay safe -- and yourself to stay sane -- while they do it.

Social Smarts: The Teen Years

Dr. Carol Brady shares five creative ways that parents can help their teenager with ADHD (and poor social skills) find—and keep—friends.

Home Alone

Fun, games, and quality time work just fine for this ADHD dad and his daughters.

ADHD Adults
Quiet the Riot

My struggle with background noise, and how I snuffed it out, once and for all.

Addressing E-Mail

A 10-step program for solving digital distractions.

Making Peace With Your Clutter

If you're in control of your mess, just learn to live with it.

"I Need to Talk the Talk"

Honesty at the doctor’s office leads to the best treatment for any child with attention deficit disorder.

Speak Easy

Good communication is the key to strong relationships. This is true for adults with and without attention deficit. The problem is, adults with ADHD often think that they’re communicating when really they’re just talking. How to get your feelings across effectively with friends and partners.

ADHD Treatment
"I Can't Stop Doing It!"

It's not always easy to tell whether it's attention deficit disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder that's causing your child to be fidgety, inattentive, or distracted.

Overwhelmed No More

Managing stress was the missing piece of my ADHD treatment puzzle.

Ask the Experts
Your ADD Life: Hyperfocus

Ned Hallowell speaks out on the joys of hyperfocus for those of us with ADHD.

In Their Words: Ari Emanual

Co-founder of William Morris/Endeavor Entertainment, Ari Emanuel is a Hollywood legend. He's also an ADHD adult with dyslexia.

Calendar Challenge

Readers review 17-month family calendars.

Four Gadgets to Help You Keep Track of Everything

Keep track of keys, wallets, phones -- all the essential items you never want to lose -- both inside and outside your home with help from these ADHD-friendly devices.

Smart Foods for the ADD Brain

ADHD medications sometimes curb kids' appetites so they don't eat all day, then arrive home from school starving. To fuel homework and afterschool activities, try these snacks with all the right amounts of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates.


A thorough evaluation of ADHD symptoms is complicated — as it should be to ensure accuracy and rule out similar diagnoses. Follow this step-by-step guide to finding an ADHD clinician, preparing for the consultation and testing, and learning to manage symptoms.

Secrets of Better Discipline

Dr. Peter Jaksa shares his top strategies for managing your lovable, impulsive child.

ADHD Is for Women, Too

Children aren’t the only ones who wrestle with ADHD, and men aren’t the only ones who are hyperactive. A guide for the other half.

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