August - September 2005
Back-to-School Preparation for Children with ADHD
Expert advice to help children with ADHD start the school year off right.
Elementary School Basics
Parent and teacher strategies for a successful start at school.
Middle School Momentum
How to help ADD/ADHD middle school students with homework and classwork, social skills, and organizing.
A System for Better Classroom Behavior
Reinforce good behavior with clear guidelines, rewards, and consequences for children with ADHD.
Meds: Starting Out
New school year, new meds? Help your child thrive in-and out-of the classroom.
Meds: Expect Resistance
Don't be surprised if your middle-schooler is resistant to taking his meds. Here's your approach.
High School: Busy Days Ahead
With more choices and greater challenges, high school requires all the skills you can muster.
Meds: Tips for High-Schoolers
Medications are your responsibility now. Here are things to keep in mind.
Morning Checklist for High-Schoolers
Design a morning checklist to get your day off to a great start.
My Major Dilemma
For college students with ADD, picking a major is fraught with the same difficulties they experienced when learning to read, write, multiply, and divide.
You're on Your Own: College Success for ADHD Students
Learning how to get organized, study hard, and find balance is as essential as reading Shakespeare for ADHD college students.
Meds: Use Them Wisely in College
Have a game plan for tackling meds while in college.
Where Does the Time Go?
Create a smarter schedule – and stop wondering where the time went.
ADHD Classroom Accommodations: Guide to Getting Special Services
Eight steps for meeting your child's educational needs with ADHD accommodations at school.
How to Foster Strong Bonds with Your Child's School
Start collaborating with teachers and school administrators on ADHD accommodations for your child before the next school year even begins.
School Guidance and Gizmos
High-tech gadgets and low-tech resources to help parents and children with ADHD or learning disabilities at school.
In Every Issue:
Parenting ADHD Children
End Household Clutter
Four simple rules will turn even the messiest kids into neatniks - and help prepare them for life on their own.
Secrets of Better Discipline
Parenting guru Peter Jaksa on the best ways to cope with six behavioral problems common among children with AD/HD.
The Class Clown Grows Up
ADD has certainly brought challenges to my life. But it has also given me humor and even empowerment.
Tell the World About ADD
Don't let rude or insensitive comments go unchallenged. The best way to change attitudes is to share your story.
In the back-to-school flurry, parents too often overlook themselves. But here's my little secret: If we bring simple routines to our own lives, the children will follow.
Surrendering to Ritalin
I thought my son was fine, just the way he was. But if he was going to make it through school, something needed to change.
Fish Oil to the Rescue
Research on alternative ADHD treatments suggests a daily fish oil capsule can help curb the symptoms of attention deficit without medication. Learn more in this guide from ADDitude magazine.
ADD at Work
Is an inability to focus hurting you on the job? A little workplace ingenuity can light your way to career success.
The (New) Big Drugs on Campus
Misuse of stimulant medications on college campuses is complicating life for students with AD/HD. Here's how we can protect our children.