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ADHD AWARENESS MONTH
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IS IT ADHD?
ADD in Women
Do your symptoms of depression, anxiety, or forgetfulness point to ADHD?
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THE ADHD DIET
Fight ADHD with Food
The high-protein, low-sugar, no-additive diet for ADHD kids. More ►

ADHD AT SCHOOL
IEP/504 Guide
Our step-by-step guide for setting up an IEP or 504 Plan for your child.
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ADHD TREATMENT
Treat ADHD Naturally
Non-drug therapies from fish oil and zinc, to brain training and behavior therapy. Learn more ►

DISCIPLINE STRATEGIES
Oppositional and Defiant
Why typical discipline doesn’t work, and parenting tactics do.
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SLEEP PROBLEMS
Why She Won’t Sleep
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HOMEWORK HELP
End the Homework Wars
Secrets to finishing assignments faster and with less frustration.
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INSIDE THE ADHD BRAIN
Why We Act the Way We Do
Why ADHD adults hyperfocus, obsess, doubt our abilities, and more. Learn more ►

ADHD TEENS
High School Survival Guide
Help your teen grow more independent, self-sufficient, and trustworthy.
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ADULT ADHD
8 Most ADHD-Friendly Jobs
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ADHD PARENTING
Discipline Dos and Don'ts
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ADHD TREATMENT
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