Tips for Parenting an ADHD Child
- Stay positive.
- Take 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.
Articles for Parents
Diagnosis and Treatment
- 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, Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
- A Physician's Perspective: An Overview of ADHD Medication, Theodore Mandelkorn, M.D.
- Helping Parents Understand ADHD: A Common Sense Approach, Sam Goldstein,Ph.D
- The Catalytic Role of ADHD, Sam Goldstein explains why children with ADHD often have other difficulties as well.
- ADHD: Long Term Treatment Studies- Report from NIMH; September, 2011
- Two Questions: How Old Does A Child Need to be for ADHD to be Diagnosed?
- Talking to Children with ADHD about Their Medication, David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- ADHD in Girls, David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- ADHD and Sleep- Assessing the Problems, Charles Parker, M.D.
- Navigating ADHD, Tracey Bromley Goodwin and Holly Oberacker
- Behavioral Treatment for ADHD: A General Overview, David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- You are not a Fish! , Carol Barnier
- The Impact That Having A Child with ADHD Has on Parents' Satisfaction with Family Life, David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- Driveway Delight by Carol Bernier
- ADHD and the Dysfunctional Family by Susan Lasky
- How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry, Anthony Kane, M.D.
- An Innovative Approach to Helping "Explosive and Inflexible" Children, David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- Parenting a Child with ADHD, Alisha Leigh (Psuedonym)
- Printable! Parent to Parent Letter, Alisha Leigh
- Bill of Rights for Children with ADHD - Printable Bill of Rights
- 10 Back-to-School Tips for Everyone, Lynne Edris, ACG
- Eight Tips to Help you be Your Child's Advocate, Mary Fowler
- ADD and Schools of the Future, Jeffrey Woolley
- Helping Your Adolescent with ADHD Get Homework Done, Arthur Robin, Ph.D.
- Top Ten Things I Wish Students with ADHD Knew, 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, David Rabiner, Ph.D.
- The Honeymoon is Over, 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, Mary Fowler
See a planner designed by a Lisa of Rhode Island for her ADHD son as the school planner was not working for him. It is a word document so that you can adjust as needed. Thank you to Lisa of Rhode Island!!
- Wrights Law thoroughly covers many disabilities including ADHD.
- Fetaweb.com is the companion website to Wrightslaw. From Emotions to Advocacy (FETA) has advocacy information and resources.
- 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.
From National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHY Briefing paper by Mary Fowler) A Classic!
The FREE online ADD/ADHD book by Martin L. Kutsher, MD. Chapter 9 is for kids
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.
Focus is on children. Attractive, ADD Friendly format. Complete but concise, offering basic information and providing direction to help find out more.
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 children's health concerns. (Available in Spanish and you may add audio to most articles if reading is a problem.) Use the search option and just type in ADHD or just start browsing for other concerns.
National Resource Center on ADHD A program of CHADD funded by the CDC. For all age groups. Very good, extensive articles on most subjects relating to ADHD.
Grand daddy of ADHD nonprofit organiztions. However, many of their considerable number of articles are only for members.
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
16 articles by researcher David Rabiner, Ph.D., 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.)
Helps track your child's progress
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
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.
Several articles on school success by Chris Dendy, Ph.D Some of these articles have been published in national ADHD magazines such as Attention (CHADD), Focus (ADDA), and ADDA-SR's newsletter. www.chrisdendy.com
- The ABC's of ADD and ADHD: Impact on School Performance
- Executive Function...What is this anyway?
- Your Child's Educational Rights