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My Little Brother Is a Lovable Tasmanian Devil
"Without my brother Chad, our family would be a plain slice of whole-grain toast. With him, we’re a jalapeño bundt cake."
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Homework Problems You Can Solve: A Parent’s Guide to Conquering Assignments
On Tuesday, August 23rd, at 1 pm ET, join us for a free expert webinar with Peg Dawson Ed.D.
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Fight the Fizzle: How to Maintain Your Child’s Academic Motivation
On Tuesday, August 16th, at 1 pm ET, join us for a free expert webinar with Ann Dolin, M.Ed.
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In Defense of the Nap Year
My son had Post Traumatic School Disorder by the time college time came around, so we decided to let him find his way. And he has.
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Ready, Set, Work: Help Students Fight Procrastination and Get to Work
On Wednesday, August 3rd, at 1 pm ET, join us for a free expert webinar with Cindy Goldrich.
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8 Tips for Calmer, Happier Kids
You don’t have to sit still or “om” away for an hour to get your child to be mindful and focused. Here are some fun activities from a top teacher to anchor your child’s mind.
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: My Child Doesn't Have Any Friends
"My 8-year-old is happy and friendly, but he doesn't play with anyone at recess and doesn't like to work in groups. Should I worry about this? It doesn't seem to bother him."
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: Can We Lessen the Homework Load?
"My 12-year-old works for hours every night on homework. We try to break up assignments to avoid exhaustion, but it still takes forever. How can we persuade her private school to scale back the quantity of work?"
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: Can the School Expel My Child for ADHD Behaviors?
"After expelling my child for poor behavior, his principal told me, 'This behavior was not related to his ADHD.' How do I determine if this is true? And how can I fight the school administration over his expulsion if a disability is, in fact, to blame?"
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: Homework Takes Hours Every Night
"An hour worth of homework takes my son twice that long, even after taking an afternoon dose of ADHD medication, and it's complete torture. How can I put an end to his daily arguments and help him get through school work faster?"
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: How Can I Help My ODD Son with Homework?
"My 13-year-old rushes through his homework and often forgets to hand it in. He also has ODD, so he is so stubborn and doesn’t want to study or accept help. He is smart, but his attitude and lack of motivation are holding him back. What can I do?"
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Life in the Fast Brain

End of the Mother Road
With Enzo off to college, my ADHD struggles for structure.
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: What Are Smart Middle School Accommodations?
"Now that my son is in 7th grade, his IEP needs to shift from a focus on behavior to academic and organizational skills. (For example, he struggles to listen and take good notes simultaneously.) What skill-building goals should I work into his 8th-grade IEP?"
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Mom Is the Word

“It’s Your Fault, Mom!”
These days my daughter is blaming everything that goes wrong in her life on me, her friends, anybody but her. Now I understand why.
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ADHD News Feed

Study: Adult ADHD and Childhood ADHD May Be Separate Disorders
Controversial new research suggests that people who showed no signs of ADHD as children may develop the condition later in life and, conversely, children with diagnoses may outgrown their symptoms.
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: How Can I Communicate Better with the School?
"Can my daughter's IEP include specific guidelines for communication between school and home? The school doesn't talk to us about behavior problems until it's too late, so there's little we can do to help."
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ADDitude Webinars

How to Fight for Your Child’s Rights — and Happiness
On Thursday, August 11, at 1 pm ET, join us for a free expert webinar with Penny Williams.
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When ADHD Goes to School
A college professor who had little empathy for struggling students with ADHD changes her tune when her young son is diagnosed with the condition.
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ADHD Videos

Sadie’s Story: Life with Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Sadie’s mother knew her chatty, capricious, and disruptive daughter was different. But when a doctor diagnosed Sadie with pediatric bipolar disorder at the age of 5, it was a long road to acceptance — and treatment.
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: Should We Hire a Professional Advocate?
"My son's school won't grant him an IEP even though his teachers and I agree that it's necessary for his education. Should we consider hiring a professional advocate to help him get the accommodations he needs?"
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: How Can I Heal a Broken Heart?
"What do you do when all your child wants in the world are the things you can’t give them? Not to be different… Real friends… Acceptance? I know we support, encourage, and teach them to accept and embrace differences, but what do you do when you can see it still breaks their hearts?"
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: Must Our Daughter Reveal Her ADHD?
"Our daughter absolutely doesn’t want the school to know about her ADHD as she fears that her peers will find out. Ultimately, we will do what we think is best for her, but we’d like to get her on board with our decision. How can we convince her that it is in her best interest to tell the school?"
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: How Can I Protect My Child from Bullies?
"There are a few boys at school who have been picking on my son and saying they are going to beat him up, which a teacher overheard. I'm very concerned that the principal, after questioning them, sent the boys back to class without calling me. First, what is an appropriate response from the school? Second, am I over reacting? I'm so upset over this and can't think clearly."
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: Can They Really Take Away Recess as Punishment?
"My son recently got two days of in-school detention for fighting over a pencil, which meant lost recess today. He came home very moody and whiney, obviously emotionally distraught. I feel taking away two days of recess is ridiculous. How do I talk to his teacher?"
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ADDitude Webinars

“My Child Is Being Bullied at School!”
On Wednesday, July 27, at 1 pm ET, join us for a free expert webinar with Michele Borba, Ed.D.
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