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25 Tips for Families to Manage ADD

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– By Edward Hallowell, MD* – 1. Make an accurate diagnosis – This is the starting point of all treatment for ADD. – 2. Educate the family – All members of the family need to learn the facts about ADD as the first step in the treatment. Many problems will take care of themselves once […]

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The Many Facets of ADHD

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Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA* – What Causes ADHD? – It’s more nature than nuture. Research has found that ADHD is primarily caused by genetics, although environment may also play some role. So it’s more about who your parents are than how they raised you (although their parenting style may affect whether you develop any of […]

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If Punishments Don’t Work for ADHD Kids. What Does?

by Carolyn Mallon, RN – Anyone With An ADHD Child Can Relate To This Story – Last weekend, I took the kids (I’ll call them Mimi and Man Cub) to the local bookshop in town. It’s a nice place for a hot cocoa, where you can look at robot kits and roam around for a while. It […]

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Why Attend An ADHD Meeting In Person?

“Procrastination is not laziness," I tell him. "It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.” ― Julia Cameron

by Meg McDonald, Executive Director, ADD Resources* – Groups Help you Make Connections – Find Your Peers –  If you think you have ADHD or are diagnosed with ADHD, just talking with like-minded others in person helps. Yes, there are really others who think just like you do. Others who’ve forgotten keys, anniversaries and bills. […]

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NIMH’s The Basics of ADHD

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by The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – Coming from NIMH, a classic article with a clear, thorough description of the basics of ADHD. The article is on NIMH’s website as well. What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through […]

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