Parents of Children with ADHD
Some tips for parenting an ADD or ADHD child include:
- Staying positive.
- Taking care of yourself so that you can handle your child.
- Follow a routine and be consistent.
- Create a quiet place.
- Use clocks and timers to help your child schedule his time and energy.
- Set clear expectations and rules and stick to them.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder- Extensive article from the National Institute of Mental Health - ADHD definition, symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and learning coping strategies. (2008)
- 7 Facts you Need to Know about ADHD CHADD Public announcement
- ADHD Evaluation: What Is Necessary and Sufficient? Sam Goldstein, PhD
- From Assessment to Treatment: Developing a Comprehensive Plan to Help Your Child with ADHD -by Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
- A Physician's Perspective by Theodore Mandelkorn, MD. An overview of ADHD medications.
- Helping Parents Understand ADHD: A Common Sense Approach by Sam Goldstein,Ph.D
- The Catalytic Role of ADHD by Sam Goldsteein explains why children with ADHD often have other kinds of difficulties as well.
- ADHD: Long Term Treatment Studies- Report from NIMH Septeber 2011
- Two Questions: How Old Does A Child Need to be for ADHD to be Diagnosed?
- How Can I Help My Child Not to Be Discouraged by ADHD? by David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- Talking to Children with ADHD about Their Medication by David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- ADHD in Girls by David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- ADHD and Sleep- Assessing the Problems by Dr. Charles Parker
- Navigating ADHD By Tracey Bromley Goodwin and Holly Oberacker
- Behavioral Treatment for ADHD: A General Overview by David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- ADDvice for Parents of Children with ADHD by David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- You are not a Fish! by Carol Barnier
- The Impact That Having A Child with ADHD Has on Parents' Satisfaction with Family Life by David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry by Anthony Kane, MD.
- Driveway Delight by Carol Barnier
- An Innovative Approach to Helping "Explosive and Inflexible" Children by David Rabiner, PhD
- ADHD Management- Improving Performance Basics by Mary Fowler
Parenting a Child with ADHD- Parent to Parent letter by Alisha Leigh (Psuedonym)
- Printable! Parent to Parent Letter by Alisha Leigh
- Bill of Rights for Children with ADHD - Printable Bill of Rights
- 10 Back-to-School Tips for Everyone by Lynne Edris, ACG
- Eight Tips to Help you be Your Child's Advocate by Mary Fowler
ADD and Schools of the Future by Jeffrey Woolley
- Helping Your Adolescent with ADHD Get Homework Done by Arthur Robin, Ph.D.
- Top Ten Things I Wish Students with ADHD Knew by Patricia Quinn, M.D.
- College Issues for Students with AD/HD An article from the National Resource Center for AD/HD.
- Using a Home-School Report Card for Your ADHD Child by David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- The Honeymoon is Over by Wanda Shwandt, a parent, provides ideas on how to help you ADHD child have a successful school year.
- ADHD Management- Help Develop Self-Control in the Classroom by Mary Fowler
See a planner designed by a mother for her ADHD son as the school planner was not working for him. She gave us permission to post it here to see if it works for your child. It is a word document so that you can adjust as needed. Thank you to Lisa of Rhode Island!!
Even more articles are for members only. Reserved titles can be found in black on the Reading Material page.
Web Resources Special Collections
16 Videos about ADHD- American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)- ADHD: A Guide for Families Good website with a bonus video. It helps families understand more about traditional treatment options for ADHD.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: ADHD Section - (CDC) Focus is on children. Attractive, ADD Friendly format. Complete but concise, offering basic information and providing direction to help find out more.
Kids Health-The #1 most-visited website for children's health and development- The Nemours Foundation sponsors a website for Parents, Kids and Teens- each have their own section. Covers any and all aspects of childrens health concerns. (Available in Spanish and you may add audio to most articles if reading is a problem.) Use the Search option- Just type in ADHD- or just start browsing for other concerns.
CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) "Grand daddy" of ADHD non-profit organiztions. However, many of their considerable number of articles are for members' only. See the NRC (ADHD Resource Center- above) for more FREE information.
Health.com ADHD Center - Good overview- informative links to complementary articles.
Mayo Clinic-ADHD in Children - Easy to navigate, covers the basics. See the Lifestyles, Home Remedies, and Coping & Support sections
- Wrights Law thoroughly covers many disabilities including ADHD.
- Fetaweb.com , the companion website to Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, has advocacy information and resources to supplement the FETA book.
- IDEA 2004 at Wrightslaw provides current information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004). Learn about new requirements for IEPs, IEP teams, IEP meetings, eligibility, evaluations, eligibility for specific learning disabilities, child find, reevaluations, parental consent, accommodations, alternate assessments, transition, and more.
- No Child Left Behind at Wrightslaw offers accurate, up-to-date information about the No Child Left Behind Act - research-based instruction, proficiency testing, parent involvement, tutoring and supplemental educational services, highly qualified teachers, and public school choice.
- The Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities , Although not specific to ADHD, you'll find listings for educational consultants, advocates, advisors, psychologists, diagnosticians, health care specialists, academic tutors, speech language therapists, and attorneys. They also list government programs, grassroots organizations, disability organizations, legal and advocacy resources, special education schools, and parent support groups.
- The ABC's of ADD and ADHD: Impact on School Performance
- Executive Function...What is this anyway?
- Your Child's Educational Rights
The FREE online ADD/ADHD book by Martin L. Kutsher, MD. Chapter 9 is for kids
Research based information on ADD and ADHD (16 articles) by researcher David Rabiner, PhD- author of the monthly newsletter, Attention Research Update, which reviews the newest research on ADHD. (If you sign up for the free newsletter, you can also access 7 years of back issues.)
The Family Satisfaction Barometer Tracking your child's progress
Parenting and Nurturing your ADD Child's Strengths - Build on your child's strengths, focus on strengths, nurture strengths -- we hear this advice so often, but what does it really mean?
Suggestions to manage your child's ADHD ADHD Support.com
Relationship Problems Common With ADHD Overall Well-Being, Quality of Life Linked to Severity of Symptoms (in Childhood)- by Salynn Boyles - WebMD Health News
Tips for Parents from Sandra Rief, author and speaker on educating children with ADHD.
School Success: Several articles that Chris Dendy has written over the past several years that may help eliminate academic agony and ensure school success. Some of them have been published in national ADHD magazines such as Attention (CHADD), Focus (ADDA), and ADDA-SR's newsletter. www.chrisdendy.com