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ADDitude's top ADD/ADHD experts answer readers' questions about parenting children with, and about adults living with, ADD/ADHD.« Recent Blog Posts
Archives: June 2011
posted: Thursday June 30th - 12:00pm
Hygiene Help for Kids With Sensory and Attention Issues
"Does anyone have advice to get attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) children and teens to practice good hygiene independently -- brush their teeth, comb their hair, and wash up?” one reader asks us. “What if they have sensory issues that make these experiences uncomfortable?"
posted: Tuesday June 28th - 1:30pm
Do you get nervous during job interviews? How to overcome anxiety and stress before and during your next job interview.
posted: Thursday June 23rd - 12:30pm
Vaccines, ADD/ADHD, and Autism
"I have heard many concerns about the risks of vaccinations and immunizations for children and that they can be the cause of ADD/ADHD," one reader tells us. "Could vaccines cause ADD/ADHD?"
posted: Tuesday June 21st - 5:00pm
9 Tips for Blocking Out Noise
"No matter where you go in our house, there is some type of noise that makes it difficult to think and study," one reader tells us. "Are there any coping techniques or tools (like technology) we can use for blocking out noise so we can concentrate on what we'd like to concentrate on instead of focusing on external distractions?"
posted: Thursday June 16th - 2:30pm
Motivation for Children: How to Reward Behavior Without Technology
"The thing that motivates my 11-year-old son with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is screen time -- whether on the computer or watching TV,” one reader tells us. “He gets one hour a day during the week and two hours a day on the weekend. Unfortunately, it's about the only thing that motivates him. I wish I could find something new."
posted: Tuesday June 14th - 10:00am
ADHD Couple Arguments
"My partner, who has attention deficit (ADD/ADHD), isn't good at getting projects done on time, particularly if they are big or difficult," one reader tells us. "Can I help her without feeling like I'm parenting her?"
posted: Thursday June 9th - 12:00pm
Parenting a Shy Child
"When my 8-year-old son was younger, he liked to be the center of attention," one reader tells us. "Lately, he gets shy when he is in a group. Is this due to his attention deficit (ADD/ADHD), or something else?"
posted: Tuesday June 7th - 5:30pm« The Experts's blog
Self-Esteem and ADHD
"It seems like people smell insecurity on me and I end up being a punching bag because of my poor self-esteem," one reader tells us. "My last supervisor would ream me in front of everyone and I'd just let her. Why can't I stand up for myself?"
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