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posted: Monday September 19th - 1:00pm

Introducing Easy to Love but Hard to Raise

Easy to Love but Hard to Raise is a new ADD/ADHD parenting book that I helped edit and which other ADDitude writers and experts contributed to. Learn more about the book and how you can preorder a copy today.

Easy to Love but Hard to Raise
I’m always touched when a new reader leaves a comment on this blog saying that she’s glad she found it and that it helps to know she’s not alone in her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) parenting journey. That’s what this blog is all about: parents offering each other comfort, strength, and hope by sharing what we have in common, in terms...
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posted: Monday September 12th - 2:00pm

The Side Effects of Parenting ADD/ADHD Children

Parenting my daughter, Natalie, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and other comorbid conditions, makes me feel helpless and powerless -- and a recent study confirms I’m not alone.

There was an e-mail in my inbox one morning last week with a link to the August 2011 issue of Attention Research Update, written by David Rabiner, Ph.D., of Duke University. This issue was particularly timely for me. In it, Rabiner summarized a study about how the stress of parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) affects parents. Rabiner...
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