Organizing Your Child

ADDitude Picks: Best Organizing Resources for ADHD Moms

ADDitude picks: Must-have books and websites on household management for moms with attention deficit disorder (ADHD)!

Organizer for ADD moms and flowers
Organizer for ADD moms and flowers

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
(Routledge), by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.

If you’re going to buy only one book on organization, this one should be it. Nadeau and Kolberg understand ADD, so they focus on the emotions underlying disorganization and on systems that are easy to maintain. See sample chapters at

The Organized Student
(Fireside), by Donna Goldberg, with Jennifer Zwiebel

The best guide out there to help you help your child get-and stay-organized for school. The Organized Student covers homework stations, managing paper, lockers, backpacks, and much more.

Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD
(Specialty), by Terry Matlen

Matlen “gets” ADD and has compiled a wonderful set of household and time-management tips from other women with ADHD. It’s like having your own support group!

Get Organized Without Losing It
(Free Spirit), by Janet S. Fox

A super easy-to-follow organization book for kids ages eight to 13-complete with illustrations, checklists, and sample schedules.
User-friendly site with advice from professional organizers on everything from travel to taxes. Includes a directory of organizers and useful products. Check out the “clickable house,” perfect for visual learners.
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