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Earlier this summer, we asked ADDitude readers to tell us about their favorite products and apps for organization, time management, sleep, stress, learning, and health. The recommendations and insights we received were invaluable — and filled up our wish lists fast.

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Enter to Win

To win one of three ADHD gift baskets featuring reader-recommended products (a $30 value), use the Comments section below to tell us: What do you wish the world knew about ADHD?

Deadline

Wednesday, October 31, at 11:59 pm EST.

Rules

Only Comments posted with a valid email address will be considered valid entries. One entry per household per day. The editors of ADDitude will select one winner at random and notify the winner via email on Friday, November 2.
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  1. I want the world to know that ADHD is not the fault of poor parenting. ADHD is a medical condition. A person with ADHD has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control that he/she will never out grow. ADHD is real and makes school very difficult no matter how smart my child is!

  2. DISCLAIMER; The “we” in this comment is meant for those who relate. I AM NOT INTENDING TO SPEAK FOR THE ENTIRE GAMBIT OF THE ADHD COMMUNITY.

    Its frustrating enough when ADHD wins the day. We internalize it more than we may let on. It is in our conscious and unconscious thoughts each time we can’t remember if we locked the door, left the keys IN the door, have to go back to our desk at work at least three times to get items we forgot before actually heading home , and blurt out with inappropriate, impulsive, and socially unacceptable comments; including asking questions that apparently were answered two seconds prior. They are experiences that are just as frustrating and awkward to us as they are to you. Every time our loved ones manifest our own feelings on their faces with eye rolls, expressions of, “hurry up,” or just walk away in shameless embarrasment magnifies and negatively validates our own internal embarrassment and frustrations. We HAVE to accept how our brains work. We NEED to keep moving on through each stumble. It is for the sake of our own mental health. And the more our loved ones react in such a manner, the more it is their voice we hear while repremanding ourselves. Our inner voice ostracizes us enough with out needing to acknowledge how our loved ones are internalizing our ADHD enhanced actions. Having an emotional reaction while living through these metaphoric and literal face-plants does not end when you move on from it; nor does it end when we remove ourselves from the tainted environment. We are constantly trying to fix them in replay mode, incorporating the social feedback and consequences so that we can try to not, “screw it up again and in the same way we did it before.” So please don’t internalize and own our ADHD tendencies. It is already hard enough experiencing them without witnessing them externally reinforced in our loved ones reactions. WE GET IT. But we have to accept it and just try to learn from what ever it is, as many times as we need. Because it is brain chemistry. We cannot change it no matter how much you (and we want too; and believe me- we want too). Meds and alternative treatments only go so far. And meds mostly just help in the period in which they are in our system. So… please let it go? Our ADHD momments are not yours to own. So… Please?

  3. I wish people knew that it’s not a matter of diet or “trying harder” or using “can” statements. Really, I wish they knew how it felt to already be “trying harder” but still have people tell you to try harder. And I sure do wish they would stop judging ADD as some made up concept when they’ve never experienced it themselves.

  4. There are so many things I wish the world knew about ADHD…

    The most basic, that all of the others kind of build on, is that it is a real condition. The differences between ADHD brains and neurotypical brains are visible in scans.

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