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“The Party Starts at 6am — Every Single Day”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

My oldest and youngest kids get out bed every morning ready to rock. Weekday, weekend, summer vacation – it doesn’t matter. Six o’clock strikes, and they hit the ground running. This made their younger years exhausting: both kids phased out of two daily naps before their first birthdays, and stopped napping...

The Daily Missteps That Are Sucking Your Energy Away

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Each morning I am aware that there is a finite amount of time and energy in this day,” says Oprah Winfrey. Oprah knows the importance of time and energy management. I bet she also knows about energy vampires, the things lurking in our routines and habits that eat away our energy.

Energy is precious, especially to people...

Dear Organizing Coach: The “I Don’t Have Any Homework” Problem

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Hi BeryInTheCity:

Before we dive in, I need to ask you a question: Are your tasks achievable so you are set up to succeed? Or are you trying to do 50 pages of hard reading in a single night? And write a 4-page essay? To complete your assignments more easily and regularly, break them down into small manageable parts.

Define your...

2017 ADHD Treatment Survey Findings

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Authors: ADDitude.com

NEW YORK, October 23, 2017 – ADDitude magazine, a publication founded in 1998 to inform and connect individuals and families living with attention deficit disorder (ADHD), today announced the results of its groundbreaking survey of 4,425 caregivers and adults regarding their ADHD treatment research, strategies,...

“What If You Have That Kid?”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

You know the one I mean.

The one who is always being sent to the principal’s office for some random offense.

The one who tells his teachers what he thinks.

The one who acts out in class and gets bored standing in lines, and who is too loud on the bus.

The one who gets too excited at family gatherings and runs outside in his...

“When Time Isn’t On Your Side”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

You know that song “Time is on my side”? I’d bet you a million bucks the writer didn’t have ADHD. After all, people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are often — OK, fine, usually — late. I know I am. Recently I learned there’s a neurological explanation for this:...

“We Finally Found the Right School for Our Kids”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Things weren’t going well at Matt and Sarah Wilson’s house. Nick, their third grader with ADHD, was miserable in school and having trouble making friends. The school wasn’t too pleased with Nick, either, and was talking about putting him in a self-contained classroom with other children who had behavior...

“I’m Not Hiding My ADHD Anymore”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

I finally got sick of the stares. I got sick of the eyerolls. I got sick of the sighs, the glances, the shouldn’t-she-know-better looks. I had long ago accepted them as part of my life as an adult with ADHD. My mind doesn’t work the way that regular people’s do. I’m too busy thinking to remember my...

Your Teen’s Brain — And How to Unleash Its Superpowers

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Faced with raging hormones, out-of-character outbursts, and madly shifting interests, it’s no wonder so many parents feel disconnected from their teens. When ADHD and puberty collide, it may feel like your sweet, loving child has transformed into a creature from another planet.

But the truth is, though her language may...