@For Parents about Children with ADHD

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 

Behavioral Issues   

Educational Issues

Legal Issues

  • 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.

E-Books

Children with ADD/ADHD Briefing paper 

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

 Web Resources 

  Special Collections

Parents with ADHD KidsTeens; Screening TestsComorbidity and ADHDWomen and Girls with ADHD;

Summer Camps for Kids; Find A ProviderFind Support 

 Videos

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.

 Websites

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 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 CDCFor all age groups. Very good, extensive articles on most subjects relating to ADHD.

CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) "

Grand daddy of ADHD nonprofit organiztions. However, many of their considerable number of articles are only for members. 

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

More Resources    

Research-based information on ADD and ADHD

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.)

Family Parenting Plan: Parenting ADD/ADHD Children 

The Family Satisfaction Barometer

Helps track 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?

The Importance of Treating the Whole Child 

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.

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

6/24/14, mm7/16/14