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  1. 8 Tips for Talking With Your Child About ADHD

    If your child has ADHD, it’s important to talk with him about it. "It's never too early to start talking with your child about his ADHD," says Patricia Collins, PhD, director of the Psychoeducational Clinic at North Carolina State University. You want them to be involved, to understand, and to be on

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  2. How to Work With Your ADHD Child's School

    You may not be in the classroom when your child acts up or tunes out, but you can still help. A good relationship with your child's teacher, along with planning and practice at home, can turn around behavior problems at school. Your kid will be a lot happier, and so will you and his teacher. If your

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  3. ADHD in Preschool Kids

    How early is too early to tell if your toddler or preschooler might have ADHD? Most children aren’t checked for ADHD until they’re school age, but kids as young as 4 can be diagnosed, according to guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). At that age, many kids are active and impul

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  4. Is ADHD Real?

    Do you know someone who questions whether ADHD exists? Or do you have doubts yourself? All the major medical groups -- including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, and National Institutes of Health -- recognize attention-deficit hypera

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  5. Disciplining a Child With ADHD

    If your child has ADHD, should you discipline him in a different way than with your other children? The answer might surprise you. "ADHD is a challenge, not necessarily an excuse for kids," says Steven L. Pastyrnak, PhD, of the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Michigan. Still, you might need to be

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  6. ADHD Tied to Eating Disorder Risk in Kids, Teens

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study. The eating disorder is called loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES). As

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  7. How ADHD Is Different for Girls

    When you picture a child with ADHD, a few images may come to mind: A kid who doesn’t ever seem to sit still. A child who can’t stop interrupting the teacher or goofing off in class. A C- and D-student who never manages to finish a single homework assignment. Symptoms like these are easy to spot, but

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  8. The Positive Side of Adult ADHD

    The symptoms of ADHD can be challenging, but sometimes those same symptoms can also be perks. Abigail Levrini, PhD, director of Psych Ed Coaches, offers these examples: Energy. One way to describe hyperactivity is "high energy." That could be a plus if you have a career that takes a lot of stamina.

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  9. How a Child's ADHD Affects Siblings

    When one of your kids has ADHD, it can be a challenge to make sure your other kids are OK, too. "It's so important for parents to show all of their children -- both the child with ADHD and the kids without -- that they are equally loved,” says Terry Dickson, MD, director of the Behavioral Medicine C

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  10. When Your Child's ADHD Affects Your Relationship

    It takes a lot of work to keep a healthy relationship with your spouse or partner. That can be even more of a challenge when you have a child with ADHD. "Anytime you have a child with a condition like ADHD that impacts his ability to socialize, to follow rules, to learn, and listen, it impacts your

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