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ADDitude's top ADD/ADHD experts answer readers' questions about parenting children with, and about adults living with, ADD/ADHD.
posted: Wednesday October 30th - 9:50pm
I Want to Stop Forgetting Things!
"I really want to stop forgetting stuff. Last week was the last straw: I forgot to pick up my child at school. He was crying when I finally arrived, an hour late. Can you please give me a foolproof way to remember things?"
posted: Monday October 7th - 3:59pm
Let Your Son Stand on His Own Two (ADHD) Feet
There comes a time to stop nagging your ADHD child to do stuff and to see how he does on his own. My time has come.
It’s three weeks and counting since I dropped off my 18-year-old son at college, and I’m having serious helicopter-parent withdrawal symptoms. When Buzz, as I called him in my ADHD memoir, was still home, I nagged him around the clock: to get to school, do his homework, pick up his shoes, park closer to the curb, leave his brother alone, and — you get the picture. It...
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posted: Monday October 7th - 10:51am
Fishing for Answers on Fish Oil Dosage
What is the best time to give fish oil to my six-year-old son? I divide the dose and give it to him in the morning and the evening. Does fish oil affect how well ADHD medication is absorbed? He takes Focalin and Intuniv. Finally, should my son take fish oil with food?
There is no research indicating that it makes a difference when the fish oil is given. It can be given in one or two doses. Fish oil does not seem to have any effect on the absorption of Focalin or Intuniv, or any of the ADHD medications, as far as we know. Finally, your son can take fish oil with or without food. The absorption rate...
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posted: Monday September 16th - 12:33pm
How I Lightened My Load for a Paperless School Year
Here is your back-to-school recipe for avoiding tall stacks of paper, heavy textbooks, and the overwhelm that accompanies them.
posted: Friday August 2nd - 2:32pm
Dial Down Your Teen's Temper
When my teenager doesn't take her ADHD medication, she becomes contentious and we argue a lot. How should I handle this?
posted: Thursday August 1st - 2:28pm
I Want to Like Myself More
I am an adult with ADHD, and I get along well with people. What people don't know is that I have a low opinion of myself, because I've made many mistakes in my life. How can I feel better about myself?
posted: Wednesday July 31st - 9:03am
Sugary Snacks: The Lowdown
I keep reading that I should limit my ADHD son's sugar consumption. I make sure that he doesn't get a lot of the sweet stuff, and he seems a little calmer. Do you have low-sugar snack suggestions?
Sugar is a problem for many children with ADHD. When limiting sugar in meals and snacks, think about the nutritional components of the food that contains the sugar, not just the number of grams of sugar in it. For instance, the sugar in a sweet potato will have a much less negative effect than the sugar in a soda, because the potato's sugar will be absorbed...
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posted: Tuesday July 30th - 8:03am
My Husband's Defensive about Driving
I have a difficult time in the car when my ADHD husband is driving. He is a distracted driver, and I don't feel safe. When I say something, he gets angry, which makes it worse. Help!
posted: Tuesday July 30th - 7:50am
How to Be a Decider
I have trouble making decisions, because, thanks to my impulsivity, I've made bad ones in the past. So now I freeze when I'm asked to make the simplest decision. How can I overcome this?
posted: Friday July 19th - 3:14pm« All Blogs
Time Is Not on My Side
Why do ADDers have a poor sense of time?