Fall 2011: School Success
Success At School
ADD/ADHD Parenting Tips From an ADHD Coach

Tips from an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) coach about how parents can help their ADD/ADHD child thrive in school and at home.

"I Remembered Not to Forget!"

If complex instructions or information fly easily out of your child's mind, use these in-school and at-home tips to reduce the nagging and improve his working memory.

Just Do It: Fighting ADHD Procrastination at School

Is your child a chronic procrastinator? Help ADHD students study for tests and finish classwork, homework, and chores now -- not later.

ADHD Goals: How ADHD Kids Can Achieve Success

Because of delayed executive function maturity, some ADD/ADHD children have trouble setting attainable goals and working towards them. Try these tips to help your child or teen learn to practice, be patient, and work towards long-term goals.

Attention Spans -- Increased!

Short attention spans pose problems for many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) in the classroom. Help your child focus at school and home with these tips to help increase attention spans.

How ADHD Children Can Control Emotions

When children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) practice controlling their emotions and impulsive outbursts, they will be healthier and happier at school and home.

Secrets of the Organized Student

Kids with ADHD rarely keep their backpacks tidy—and that sometimes has serious consequences on overall academic performance. These 20+ organization strategies can help kids build the skills they need to stay neat — or at least neatish!

Helping ADHD Children Adapt to Change

It's hard enough for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) to get organized and stick to schedules. Can ADD/ADHD kids also learn to adapt to change? Try these tips to help your ADD/ADHD child learn to adjust when routines change.

Metacognition: Problem-Solving Skills for Children with ADHD

Help your child's metacognition with these tips for learning and applying problem-solving skills at school and at home.

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ADHD Features
It's Different for Women

The stigma of unrecognized ADHD can lead to years of low self-confidence, depression, and psychological damage. Here's why ADHD is so frequently missed or misdiagnosed in girls and women, and how we can help the next generation.

Med Mantras

Optimal dosage is pegged to weight. Afternoon stimulants disrupt sleep. Increase your dose every two weeks. And other falsehoods about ADHD medication that may put your treatment plan on the wrong track.

Parenting ADHD Children
Make Over Your Mornings

Strategies to get your family up and out the door in the morning with less confusion and conflict.

The Serious Side of Games

Games that help ADHD children develop executive function.

When Your Child Wants to Give Up

It can be especially hard for children and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) to stay motivated and build self-esteem. Try these four tips for improving negative thinking and offering praise when your ADD/ADHD child needs it most.

Discipline with Dignity

Positive reinforcement can be effective in changing an ADD/ADHD teen's behavior. Make parenting your ADD/ADHD teen or tween easier with these simple steps for better communication, getting organized, and offering choices to reduce decision-making stress.

On His Own: Making the Bus

The mornings were rough before we decided to medicate our child with ADD/ADHD. Here's how ADD/ADHD medication changed my son and our family's morning routine.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

How my son, who has ADD/ADHD, and I finally learned to cope with his impulsive behaviors.

Parent-to-Parent: ADDitude Asked...

Parents of ADD/ADHD children offer these strategies to help de-stress after an ADD/ADHD child has a temper tantrum.

Our World: "The thing I love most about my ADD child is..."

Those positive ADHD traits the rest of the world loves and envies.

ADHD Adults
Do You Speak ADD?

Do you speak ADD/ADHD? If not, learn these humorous definitions. After reading through our glossary, ADD/ADHD will take on a whole new meaning.

Friends–On Your Terms

"Going out to dinner sounds great when I’m setting it up, but I don’t feel the same way in five days." How to find friends, keep commitments, and build lasting relationships.

Upgrading My ADD Computer

How one adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) learned to recognize -- and manage -- his challenging characteristics and traits -- and make the most of his positive traits.

Adult-to-Adult: ADDitude Asked...

We asked our readers: “What ADHD organization tools do you swear by – not at?” And they shared the best high-tech and low-tech solutions that help them everyday.

ADHD Treatment
"Let Me Tell You About ADHD"

The more your child understands about ADHD, the better. Learn how to explain the condition in a way she can understand, and teach her it's nothing to be ashamed of.

"You're So Sensitive"

"Toughen up!" "Don't be so sensitive." "I can't believe that bothers you!" If you've heard this all your life, you may have hypersensitivity — a real condition common in ADD adults.

Ask the Experts
Does Your Worry Have a Name?

Whether your worrying is the result of an anxiety disorder, ADD/ADHD, a phobia, PTSD, OCD, or paranoia, follow Dr. Ned Hallowell's coping strategies for excessive, obsessive, or constant worrying.

In Their Words: Denise Quesnel

Denise Quesnel, film editor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur, sounds off on family, work, and life with adult ADD/ADHD.

Brush Up on Toothbrushes

Does your child have sensitive teeth or sensory problems? Try these toothbrushes designed to reduce tooth and gum pain.

ADDitude Picks: The Right Bites

Without noontime fuel, our children's moods and academic performance will likely suffer as the day wears on. I send my daughter Natalie to school with foods that make the most of every bite and swallow.

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