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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: August 2011
posted: Tuesday August 30th - 4:30pm
Trouble Tying Shoes
"My 7-year-old son, who has been diagnosed with ADHD, hasn’t learned to tie shoes yet," one parent tells us." Every time I practice tying shoes with him, he gets frustrated. Should I give up?"
posted: Thursday August 25th - 11:00am
ADHD and Caffeine: Does Caffeine Work as a Treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)?
Considering caffeine as an ADD/ADHD treatment? Caffeine can help symptoms that are associated with attention deficit -- improving concentration, energy, and work productivity -- but can it replace other treatments, such as medications?
posted: Tuesday August 23rd - 5:30pm
How Can I Help My ADHD Student With Homework?
"My 11-year-old seems to grasp all his schoolwork, so I try to step back and let him manage his homework, study for tests, and read for book reports," one reader tells us. "But when I do, he seems more unfocused and test scores drop. Am I trying to step back too early?"
posted: Thursday August 18th - 4:30pm
IEP Meetings: Can You Record Them?
"I asked a friend to videotape an IEP meeting involving my son, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), but the school told me this is against the law," one reader tells us. "I am a visual learner, and I wanted to watch it to make sure I remembered all the points teachers made. Why can't I do it?"
posted: Tuesday August 16th - 5:00pm
Is ADD/ADHD Different for Females?
Is attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) different for females?
posted: Thursday August 11th - 6:00pm
Strengthen your decision-making skills with these tips from ADD/ADHD expert Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, who is also an adult with ADD/ADHD.
posted: Thursday August 4th - 4:00pm
Social Acceptance for ADHD Children
"My ADHD child is very sensitive and craves to be part of a group at school. He tries very hard, but the other kids tend to reject him."
posted: Tuesday August 2nd - 5:00pm« The Experts's blog
The Stigma of ADD/ADHD
One reader asks, "How do I handle parents who stigmatize my ADD/ADHD child for his behavior? They form cliques and talk about the 'bad' kids in the class. I feel embarrassed, and I avoid socializing with them as a result."
With the sitgma you describe, your school community could benefit from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) awareness and education training. When these parents ostracize you and your child, that sets a terrible example for their children about tolerance and respecting differences. Avoiding the disapproving parents is understandable, but it’s not going to help your son or other kids with special needs. Become proactive! Speak with your...
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