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Week 6 Class: ADHD in Girls and ADHD in Boys
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8-Week Parenting Class from ADDitude
WEEK 6: ADHD IN BOYS / ADHD IN GIRLS
ADHD in Girls: Why It’s Ignored, Why That’s Dangerous
ADHD IN GIRLS
Why Symptoms Are Ignored. Why That’s Dangerous.
In girls, signs of inattentive ADHD may go unnoticed by teachers and hyperactivity may take unexpected forms — talking incessantly with friends instead of getting up from her seat repeatedly. These misunderstood girls who go undiagnosed can face serious risks. More on the ADHD gender imbalance »
5 Things Every Doctor (and Parent) Should Know about Girls and ADD
What Clinicians Need to Know About ADHD in Girls
To effectively diagnose females, doctors should consider hormonal fluctuations, trauma, eating habits, and more >
It’s a Man’s World — But Not If You Have ADHD
Entitlement Doesn't Help Him
"When I compare male and female clients of equal ability, girls with ADD work harder and outperform boys hands down." Here's why.
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Easy-to-Miss ADHD Symptoms in Girls
Easy-to-Miss Symptoms
Daydreamers. Social butterflies. Space cadets. These are all labels applied thoughtlessly to girls with undiagnosed ADHD. Learn the signs »
Boys 2 Men: When ADHD and Puberty Collide
When ADHD Meets Puberty
"What happened to my sweet little boy??" A look at the biggest challenges associated with adolescence, from peer pressure to refusing medication »
FIRST-PERSON PERSPECTIVES
We Can’t Ignore the ADHD Girls In the Corner Any Longer
AN UNDIAGNOSED GIRL GROWS UP
"I Felt Like a Constant Failure"
"We recognize ADHD in 'those boys.' They get IEPs, counseling, help. But we miss the girl in the corner who makes careless mistakes. We need to find these girls."
Dear Fathers: Don’t Let a Condition Your Son Didn’t Ask for Define Your Relationship With Him
AN OPEN LETTER TO DADS
"Don't Let ADHD Define Your Relationship with Your Son"
"Your son didn't ask for this condition. It is not an excuse for disrespectful behavior, but it is something you can learn to help him manage."
BOYS WITH ADHD Q&A
Q: "I know my son can do his schoolwork and chores, so he must be choosing not to do them out of laziness... right?" See the answer »
Q: "My 14-year-old has no sense of time or urgency and will shut down when frustrated. How can I get him to care?" See the answer »
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Previous installments of ADDitude's 8-Week Parenting Class:
> Week 1: Organization & Time Management
> Week 2: Self-Esteem & Friendships
> Week 3: Behavior & Discipline
> Week 4: Screen Time & Technology
> Week 5: Anger & Oppositional Defiance
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