The teacher calls you at home to tell you about a playground injury involving your child and another classmate. Or, maybe she doesn't quite believe your child's story about what happened to his classmate's toy. Maybe you notice that some loose change is missing from a jar on the dresser. If you're t
Nate is like a lot of kids who have ADHD. Time management and organization skills are a challenge. He has trouble focusing on humdrum tasks like homework, especially math. But when it comes to video games that are full of combat, its mission accomplished for Nate, a 17-year-old high school student i
The teen years are a long, natural rite of passage. Childhood intersects with adulthood as kids seek and gain more independence and responsibility. It's a very trying time for any teen -- but especially one who has ADHD. "All of a sudden, they're being asked to handle situations they're probably no
The move from elementary to middle school can be tough for any child, but for children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), it can be harder. Luckily, you can make the move easier so your child is happy and does well in school. “Middle school-aged children face increased complexitie
You may hear more now about ADHD than ever, but just how common is it? That's hard to say exactly, because researchers have used different techniques to answer that question. Many reports estimate that anywhere from 5% to 8% of school-age kids have the disorder. But the CDC now puts it at 11%. Some
"Your child has ADHD." For most families, that means the beginning of a long trek through the world of pharmaceuticals. Medications are the top treatment for ADHD, and they're effective for 80% of kids with the disorder. But many parents worry about side effects and want to exhaust every other optio
When Wendy's pediatrician first suggested she have her son tested for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), the Florida mom was skeptical. He was 7, and he didn't bounce off the walls or misbehave like other children she knew with the disorder. But his teachers were concerned about his in
Duane Gordon was a project manager at a firm in Montreal when his boss asked him to run the Monday morning meeting. "I was excited because this was obviously a test of [whether] I could eventually be groomed for taking over the department," he recalls. That discussion took place on Friday afternoon.
Everyone wants to get a good night's sleep. But when you have ADHD, it can be a challenge. Sleep problems often go hand in hand with ADHD. And when you don't sleep well, you can have more trouble with your focus.
First, work with your doctor to find and treat any problems outside of your ADHD that m
When you have ADHD, it may feel like you can’t help what you’re going to say. Talking impulsively is a symptom, but there are ways to keep yourself in check and avoid embarrassment.
With ADHD, it can be hard to pick up on social cues. So you have to make an extra effort to figure out what's going on