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Stop Procrastinating! 18 ADHD-Friendly Ways to Get Things Done
Simple straightforward "get it done" strategies to stop procrastinating and hiding from the big items on your to-do list.
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73 ADHD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life Now
Follow these 73 tips -- small changes that promise big improvements -- to achieve less clutter, fewer hassles, and greater tranquility. [ LEARN MORE ]
Better Time Management with Adult ADHD
Meet deadlines and get things done with adult ADHD. Plus, get the ADHD Time Assessment chart to help you decide whether various tasks are really worth your time and effort. [ LEARN MORE ]
ADHD Time Assessment Chart
Do you spend your time wisely? This ADHD time-management chart will help you weigh tasks against the effort they take, the fulfillment they give, and their necessity. [ LEARN MORE ]
Never Be Late Again
Never be late again! ADHD experts on why ADD adults are usually late...and how to improve your time-management skills so you'll be on time, every time. [ LEARN MORE ]
Boost Your Productivity at Work
If you're juggling adult ADHD and a challenging job, use this expert advice to get organized, better manage your time, and boost your overall productivity at work. [ LEARN MORE ]
6 Ways to Stay Focused with Adult ADHD
Expert strategies to help adults with ADHD improve concentration at work, remain focused at home, and avoid procrastinating on the really important stuff. [ LEARN MORE ]
Pay Bills On Time with Adult ADHD
Bill-paying is a headache-inducing task for many adults with ADHD. Set up this simple bill-paying system at home and watch your finances fall into place. [ LEARN MORE ]
Master Packing List for ADHD Adults
A master packing list to help adults with ADHD get organized for a big family vacation or a holiday away from home. Prepare for stress-free travel, ADHD adults! [ LEARN MORE ]
How to Prioritize This Holiday Season with Adult ADHD
An organized chart to help adults with ADHD avoid holiday stress and disappointment by preparing the family and the house for a joyful holiday season. [ LEARN MORE ]
Holiday Organization Help for ADHD Adults
Expert tips on how to de-clutter, decorate and entertain this holiday season without losing your sanity or bringing on family stress. Happy holidays, really! [ LEARN MORE ]
Could It Be Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?
Many parents don't realize that ADHD often goes hand in hand with sensory processing disorder, or SPD. Learn the signs and how you can help your child.
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Does My Child Have ODD?
ODD is a childhood condition marked by defiant, hostile, negative, and uncooperative behavior toward adults and authority figures. Seek help promptly from a qualified health professional if your child's behavior fits the description here. [ LEARN MORE ]
Is It OCD or ADHD?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a tormenting mental illness that — on its face — looks like the exact opposite of ADHD. But the symptoms overlap more than you'd think.
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Is It Depresssion?
Depression is a serious mood disorder, but it's not always easy to recognize. Learn the signs and how to get the help you need.
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7 Biggest ADHD Diagnosis Mistakes Doctors Make
Too many doctors are clueless about ADHD signs, symptoms, and treatment. Learn to recognize common mistakes to get the diagnosis and care you deserve.
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It's Not ADHD - 3 Common Diagnosis Mistakes
Doctors or medical professionals sometimes diagnose ADHD too quickly or without considering all of the symptoms. Here's what you need to know to avoid a mistaken ADHD diagnosis. [ LEARN MORE ]
Is It Adult ADHD?
Habitually disorganized? Always running late? Struggling to manage money and relationships? Use this self-test to help you recognize the symptoms of adult ADHD. [ LEARN MORE ]
Does My Child Have ADHD?
Do you see signs of ADHD in your child? Do you suspect he or she might have the condition? Learn more about attention deficit in children with this checklist of symptoms. [ LEARN MORE ]
Is It Bipolar Disorder or ADHD?
Symptoms of ADHD and bipolar disorder are often confused—and often coexist in the same person. How to make the distinction, and suggestions for treating bipolar disorder along with ADHD. [ LEARN MORE ]
Does Your Child Have a Learning Disability?
Not sure if your ADHDer's problems in school might be caused by a learning disability? Take this self-test to find out—and learn what you should do if it is. [ LEARN MORE ]
40 Winning Accommodations for ADHD/LD Children
Help your child succeed in school by pinpointing his problems in the classroom and including effective accommodations in his IEP or 504 Plan to remedy them. [ LEARN MORE ]
Homework Help for ADHD Children
Addressing homework problems is critical, since they are major reasons ADHD children struggle in school. Here are 27 strategies to help ADHD children complete homework. [ LEARN MORE ]
10 Solutions for Disorganization at School
Does your ADHD/LD child forget to bring books home or to school? Are her desk, locker, and backpack in disarray? Use these organization tips to help your ADHDer succeed in school. [ LEARN MORE ]
Creating An IEP/504 Plan for Your ADHD Child
ADDitude editors on how to get a winning IEP/504 Plan for your ADHD child. Find specific accommodations to address common school-related challenges for ADHDers. [ LEARN MORE ]
Letter to Your ADHD Child's Teacher
Use these sample letters to craft a back-to-school introduction of your ADHD child to his new school teacher (even before day one). You'll have a smoother start to the school year. [ LEARN MORE ]
ADHD at School: Classroom Accommodations That Work for Students
How to get your child the help and support he needs to thrive at school. Download a FREE chapter from the "ADHD at School" eBook... [ LEARN MORE ]
A Sample 504 Plan
Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides for in-classroom accommodations for students with disabilities. Here's a sample 504 Plan to help you craft one for your child with ADHD or LD. [ LEARN MORE ]
Success at School for Your ADHD Child
You and your ADHD child want this to be the best year yet -- and it can be. This back-to-school guide includes behavior help, reading and writing strategies, social skills 101, plus more! [ LEARN MORE ]
A Sample IEP for an Elementary School Student
Children diagnosed with ADHD, who fall under the Other Health Impairments category of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), may qualify for an IEP if they also have an LD or another of the Act's named conditions. [ LEARN MORE ]
20 Secrets to a Smarter Summer
Our kids thrive on routine and academic encouragement, both of which are in danger during summer vacation from school. Here are how 20 ADDitude readers keep their kids on a summer schedule that balances continued learning with active fun. [ LEARN MORE ]
Mid-Year Checkup Guide
If your ADHD child is beginning to slump, or you suspect his school accommodations need adjusting, use these eight expert tips to get the school year back on track. [ LEARN MORE ]
18 Writing Tricks for ADHD Students
Discuss these strategies with your child's teacher so you can work together to ease the difficulties your child may have with writing essays and papers for school. [ LEARN MORE ]
Managing Big School Projects with ADHD
Your teacher assigns you your first long research paper -- where do you begin and will you be able to meet the deadline? Here's a 21-day plan to help you manage big school projects. [ LEARN MORE ]
Reading Help for ADHD/LD Students
Does hyperactivity and distractibility make it difficult for your ADHD child to read? Here are expert strategies that will help make reading riveting for your ADHD child. [ LEARN MORE ]
Get the Most from Special-Education Meetings
You've scheduled a get-together with your child's teacher, principal, and the special-education staff. Here's how to secure the services your child needs on meeting day. [ LEARN MORE ]
A Sample Accommodations Request Letter
Do you need to request an evaluation to determine your child's eligibility for special services? Use this sample letter to help you get your child the accommodations she needs. [ LEARN MORE ]
How to Choose a Special-Education Program for Your Child with AD
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Homework Help: Term-Paper Tips for Students with ADHD & Dyslexia
A 21-day guide to completing your first big research paper of the school year -- organization tips for children with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) and learning disabilities like dyslexia. [ LEARN MORE ]
Work With Your Child's Teacher to Get ADHD Accommodations
Classroom Accommodations for School Children with ADHD
A comprehensive list of academic accommodations to help school children with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) or learning disabilities like dyslexia. [ LEARN MORE ]
Sleep Solutions for Kids with ADHD
People with ADHD are three times more likely to have trouble falling and staying asleep. And that lack of replenishing rest can lead to health problems including obesity, diabetes, immune problems, and cardiovascular disease. Here are ADHD-tested solutions.
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Your 10 Toughest Discipline Dilemmas - Solved!
Does your child melt down, act up, or outright refuse to comply? Here, experts show you how to discipline your defiant child before you reach the boiling point. [ LEARN MORE ]
Great Sports and Activities for Kids with ADHD
Exercise helps ADHD symptoms, so signing up your child for an after-school sport is a great idea, right? It depends! Not all sports are created equal. Use this as your guide to choosing the right one. [ LEARN MORE ]
50 Smart Discipline Tips for Your ADHD Child
ADDitude's parenting experts offer their 50 best strategies for effectively disciplining and putting an end to oppositional behavior in children with attention deficit.
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A Routine That Works for Your ADHD Child
Customize this hour-by-hour routine for your ADHD child -- and make your mornings, homework time, dinners, and bedtimes less stressful and more organized. [ LEARN MORE ]
4 Parent-Child Therapies for Better Behavior
Many families living with ADHD use behavior therapy and the family training programs below to break the cycles of bad behavior and defiance. [ LEARN MORE ]
13 Parenting Strategies for ADHD Kids
What does it take to be a great parent to your ADHD child? A few adjustments in your parenting skills and the way you interact with your child. Here's what works, and why. [ LEARN MORE ]
When You Have ADHD Too
Being a parent is a hard job, and it’s doubly hard when you’re a parent with ADHD. ADDitude offers our best advice for effectively running your household. [ LEARN MORE ]
The ADHD Babysitter's Guide
A guide to help caregivers understand ADHD in children, including tips for discipline, routine, and safety regarding ADHD medications. Hire childcare you can trust. [ LEARN MORE ]
Happy Holidays with ADHD Kids!
Keep the holiday season merry — even when your child's ADHD makes it extra hectic. Learn how to manage symptoms, maintain routines, keep the peace, and help your child get into the spirit of the season.
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ADHD Holiday Survival Guide
10 organization, planning, and relaxation strategies designed to make this holiday season more jolly for the whole ADHD family. Start the new year energized, refreshed, and happy! [ LEARN MORE ]
The ADHD-Friendly Diet
The right diet can help manage ADHD symptoms. Here's how to beef up protein levels and omega-3 fatty acids while trimming sugar and chemicals from your family's diet. [ LEARN MORE ]
ADHD Vitamins and Supplements
Find out which vitamins, herbs, and supplements may help treat attention deficit symptoms from ADHD medical expert, Dr. Sandy Newmark. [ LEARN MORE ]
Alternative ADHD Treatment Options
ADHD doctors and researchers explain the benefits and risks of: behavior therapy, neurofeedback, working-memory treatment, nutrition, and omega-3 fatty acids. [ LEARN MORE ]
9 Rules for Using ADHD Medications Safely and Effectively
Medication can be very effective at reducing ADHD symptoms, but it's essential you pick the right medication and use it properly. Here are 9 rules for using ADHD medications safely. [ LEARN MORE ]
5 All-Natural ADHD Supplements
Give your brain a boost without upping your ADHD meds. These all-natural supplements may improve focus, attention, and alertness -- without any prescription needed. [ LEARN MORE ]
Who Can Treat ADHD?
Choosing the appropriate professional for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD can be confusing. Each specialty has strengths and weaknesses. Here is list of who does what. [ LEARN MORE ]
Fish Oil for ADHD
Can a daily supplement of omega-3 fatty acids improve ADHD symptoms like distractibility? Here's what the experts say about this non-drug treatment. [ LEARN MORE ]
ADHD Awareness Toolkit
Everything you need to spread a positive message about ADHD in your community.
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You Know You Have ADHD When...
ADHD adults share these top 25 ADHDisms, highlighting the funny side of living with attention deficit symptoms. [ LEARN MORE ]
25 Things to Love About ADHD
Why you should be proud of your ADHD: The very best truths about living with attention deficit as an adult or child. [ LEARN MORE ]
You Know Your Child Has ADHD When...
Parents of ADHD children share the funny symptoms and signs of attention deficit that they can't live with...and couldn't live without. [ LEARN MORE ]
Step Up and Speak Out About ADHD
Strategies to get you started on spreading facts and busting myths about attention deficit in celebration of ADHD Awareness Month. [ LEARN MORE ]
Smart Comebacks to ADHD Doubters
What is ADHD? Does medication really help? Can adults have ADHD? Learn to silence skeptics with answers to common questions and doubts about attention deficit disorder. [ LEARN MORE ]
7 Myths About ADHD...Debunked!
Medical experts explain attention deficit and dispel common myths. Learn the truth about ADHD in children and adults. [ LEARN MORE ]
Celebrities Living With ADHD
Famous people on how they managed to succeed because of their attention deficit and/or learning disabilities. [ LEARN MORE ]
The Many Faces of ADHD
In honor of ADHD Awareness Month, here are essays from ADHDers that explore the diversity and perspectives of those diagnosed with the disorder. [ LEARN MORE ]