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“Maybe It Isn’t the ADHD”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

One of parenthood’s undeniable joys is watching your children grow more and more capable of getting themselves ready on school mornings. While it takes them forever to pick out clothes and get dressed, at least Laurie and I are no longer bending over to hike on pants and tie shoelaces.

One of parenthood’s great...

Dear Organizing Coach: How Can I Stop Nagging My ADD Spouse About His Mess?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Hi NonADD Wife:

Let me say this question truly resonated with me. I’m also a “nonADD wife” living with an ADD husband. And years ago, when our lives were a “hot mess,” I vowed I would figure out ways to make it work. I changed a lot of things (too many to detail in this short column), but here are...

“My Eight-Step Plan for a Holly Jolly Holiday”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Long breaks from school can be hard on parents. As a public school teacher and a mother of two (one of whom has five behavioral/anxiety diagnoses), I feel like an expert on the topic of how breaks from school can disrupt our parenting GPS coordinates during the holidays.

This holly jolly time of year can feel more like slow...

Listen to “Lighten Up: A Healthy Weight-Loss Guide for Adults with ADHD” with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Listen to “Lighten Up: A Healthy Weight-Loss Guide for Adults with ADHD” with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

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Why Teens Stop Trying

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Parents and teachers expect a lot from teenagers: academic achievement, personal accountability, social independence, and the good sense to avoid bad decisions.

When these expectations exceed a teen’s own sense of self-esteem and self-worth, he may deal with that stress by opting out — literally disengaging and...

Dear Organizing Coach: The Cramped Space Problem

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Hi NaplesMom: I feel your pain. Children’s bedrooms are usually small, often shared, and must be multi-functional — storage units, homework station, play space… It’s not easy to keep the clutter at bay. Here are some of my tried and true tips from the trenches!

  1. Save Space. Store. When we live in small...

Ed Department Seeks Delay Of IDEA Rule

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The Trump administration wants to delay implementation of an Obama-era regulation designed to ensure that kids from certain backgrounds aren't...