17 ways to help your child with ADHD make friends
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Parenting Children and Teens with ADHD
A Friendship Guide for Kids with ADHD*
How to Make Friends: A Guide for Kids with ADHD (and Their Parents, Too)
*and their parents!
Friendship struggles are not uncommon among children with ADHD, who may lag in maturity and miss subtle social cues. Help your child forge healthy, lasting bonds by becoming their "friendship coach" »
Plan. Trust. Hug. Your Mantra for Raising a Tween with ADHD
Plan. Trust. Hug. Grow.
Let this be your mantra for parenting during the tween and teen years to reduce turbulence and improve connections.
Making the middle years harmonious →
“Three Kids with ADHD Later…And We Made It!”
"Our Happy, Maddening Years"
"While growing up, my children defined 'impulsive.' They were a trio of ADHD tornadoes, leaving a trail of unfinished tasks and lost homework."
I'm here to tell you: This too shall pass →
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common-myths-about-adhdWhat NOT to Say to the Parent of a Child with ADHD
What NOT to Say to the Parent of a Child with ADHD
Ever heard that ADHD is just an excuse for poor parenting, caused by too much TV, or a "fad" diagnosis?
10 myths we need to bury →
Finding Fellow Travelers
Finding Fellow Travelers
Each day, parents of kids with ADHD ford raging rivers and battle fierce dragons — at least, that's what it feels like. Support from others traveling the same path can help.
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Webinar on October 5: Holistic Healing
Treating the Whole Person
Learn about the integrative approach to treating ADHD, including nutrition, supplements, acupuncture, and more.
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We asked: If your child takes ADHD medication, share some of the ways they've described how it makes them feel. Here's what you said:

"My child describes it as his 'big feelings' being calmer. Emotional dysgregulation is his greatest ADHD challenge, and with medication he feels able to interact with the world without feeling so overwhelmed."

"My 14-year-old says his meds make him 'boring,' but he does recognize the value in taking them on school days and other times when he needs to be able to focus. He also says they 'make his stomach feel full.' I insist on a high-protein breakfast, and he usually has a good appetite once they wear off."

"When my son gets overwhelmed, he describes a little red flag flashing in front of him, warning him to step back before lashing out."

This week's question:
Who first suggested to you that your child might have ADHD — a doctor, a teacher, friend or family member, or did you suspect it based on your own reading or familiarity with the condition? And what was your initial, gut reaction to this observation? Share now »
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