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Did you know that ADHD is not caused by poor parenting, eating too much sugar or from watching too much TV? Read our articles on the latest research, treatment, and management of ADHD. Bookmark this page and keep coming back. There's always new information to share, from new medications to organizing tips.

10 Steps to Curb Impulsivity
There’s so much written about ADHD- what it is, why we have it and what we can do about it. But it’s sometimes difficult to find information on specific help for specific ADHD… Read More »

AD/HD and Hypersensitivities: The Princess and the Pea Syndrome
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW and Mary Jane Johnson, PCC, ACT (Posted on 2005-03-11) It's 12:30 a.m and you force yourself off the computer and head for bed. Your alarm will go off in exactly ... Read More »

The Latest in the Treatment of Women with Attention Deficit Disorder
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW (Posted on 2002-10-21) The Facts According to the prestigious Mayo Clinic, it is estimated that 7.5% of school-aged children have AD/HD. The great majority of th... Read More »

ADDdinners: Shortcuts in the Kitchen for ADD Women (And the Men they Love)
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW (Posted on 2000-11-21) When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thing that pops into your head? 1. "Am I late for work"? 2. "Are the kids going to make... Read More »

Medications: Addressing Parental Fears and Concerns
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW (Posted on 2005-01-16) Recently, a parent came to me, conflicted over whether to follow her pediatrician's recommendation of placing her young son on medication.... Read More »

ADHD: Not Just For Kids Anymore
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Up until the mid 1980's, it was widely believed by physicians and psychologists that ADHD was outgrown by the time a child hit adolescence. Surprise! Though ma... Read More »

Parenting With Distractions: Assessing AD/HD in Parents of AD/HD Children
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW Summary Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a lifelong, genetic disorder. (Barkley 2002) Parents of children who have been diagnosed should ... Read More »

Top 10 Tips for Organizing Your ADHD Household
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW (Posted on 2007-10-02) When ADHD is in the marital mix, it can be a real challenge to get household chores done without one or the other feeling exasperated, ang...Read More »

Gift Giving and AD/HD: Baseballs and Barbies
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW (Posted on 2006-11-15) Do you remember the worst Christmas or Chanukah gift you ever got as a kid? I do. It was a giant, metal, realistic looking stove that had ... Read More »

What To Do When You Think Your Child Might Have AD/HD
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW (Posted on 2005-03-11) AD/HD (attention deficit disorder) is one of the most common mental health disorders seen in childhood. Studies estimate that between 3-7%... Read More »

Parenting Behavior in Moms with ADHD
Contributed by: David Rabiner, Ph.D. (helpforadd.com) (Posted on 2006-09-26) This article is from Attention Research Update, a free newsletter written by Dr. David Rabiner of Duke University t... Read More »

Do you make To Do lists but then don't follow them?
Contributed by: Ariane Benefit, M.S.Ed. (Posted on 2009-01-11) If you are like the hundreds of people who tell me they make lots of lists, but have difficulty following them or even finding them, ... Read More »

Choosing the Right Planner for You
Contributed by: Ariane Benefit, M.S.Ed., (Posted on 2007-05-13) Organizing Consultant & Coach www.neatliving.org and www.neatliving.net Choosing a planner to help you organize your life can be... Read More »

The Impact That Having a Child with AD/HD Has on Parents' Satisfaction With Family Life (Research Summary)
Contributed by: David Rabiner, Ph.D. (www.helpforadd.com) (Posted on 2000-08-13) During my years of working with children who have ADHD and their parents, the level of stress that many families se... Read More »

Milestones and Mothering
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW In exactly seven days from today, my youngest daughter will be turning 21 years of age. For most families, this is a milestone to be celebrated. Most 21 year ol... Read More »

Taking Care of YOU When Your Family Has ADHD
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Years ago, I found myself in a conversation with a mom whose husband and two high schoolers had ADHD. This woman, a professional working part time in a highly c... Read More »

When and How to Reveal Your ADHD (and when not to)
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Over the years, I've had many people ask me how to go about explaining to their boss, partner, friends and family their ADHD diagnosis. Often times, these are f... Read More »

Children with ADHD and Marital Stress
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Parenting, as most if not all parents know, is difficult even in the best of circumstances. There is no way to warn a young couple just how stressful adding a n... Read More »

10 Tips for Parents of ADHD Kids: How to Keep your Marriage Healthy and Alive
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW In my previous SharePost, "Children with ADHD and Marital Stress", I discussed how raising a child with ADHD or other special challenges puts a strain in even th... Read More »

How to Be a Better Listener: 15 Tips to help you Stay Connected
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Distractions. Inattention. Boredom. A woman with ADHD once told me that when she is in a conversation with someone and if the topic at hand isn't of much interes... Read More »

When ADHD Throws You a Curve Ball
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW The old saying goes; there are two things in life you can't avoid: death and taxes. We know that throughout our lives, we'll experience one crisis or another. D... Read More »

AD/HD and Hypersensitivities
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Little is written about ADHD and hypersensitivities, yet those of us who are touched by ADHD as adults or who are parenting ADHD kids know full well how it can a... Read More »

Managing Hypersensitivities in Children with ADHD
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW In my earlier Share Post titled ADHD and Hypersensitivities, I described the difficulties both children and adults often have with sensory overload in the areas ... Read More »

Managing Hypersensitivities in Adults with ADHD
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Last week, I wrote a Share Post on how to help manage your ADHD child's hypersensitivity. As little as there is written about that subject, even less is known ab... Read More »

When Parents Need a Vacation…without the guilt
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Today I dropped off my twenty year old daughter, who has ADHD and a variety of challenging disabilities, to the camp bus stop here in southeast Michigan. She'll ... Read More »

Surviving Summer Holidays: 10 Ways to Keep Your Sanity on Summer Vacations
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW In last week's Share Post, I wrote about why vacations and free time can be torture for those of us with ADHD. After all, children and adults alike need structur... Read More »

ADHD and Spring Cleaning: 10 Survival Tips
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Here it is, the beginning of May, and every magazine you open contains articles about spring cleaning. With the weather improving, the urge hits to get outside m... Read More »

When Your Child Refuses to Go to Bed: 10 Tips for a Peaceful Bedtime Routine
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW There are many studies that show the difficulties children with ADHD - and their parents- face at bedtime. Typically, the child's ADHD medication has worn off, c... Read More »

ADHD and Guilt: How to Handle Parenting and Boredom
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW Back in January, I posted an article titled Letting Go: Embracing the New You where I talked about the sadness one often feels when thinking of how life might hav... Read More »

12 Boredom-Blasting Tips for Parents
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW In my post, "ADHD and Guilt: How to Handle Parenting and Boredom", I discussed the often unspoken feelings parents with ADHD have about how certain aspects of pa... Read More »

Procrastination! Why we do it and what we can do about it
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW I broke a record. Really, I did. For the first time since returning from traveling, I unpacked my suitcase in a timely fashion. No, not the night I got home, or... Read More »

Stop Obsessing! Taming the Worry Wart and Rumination
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW It makes sense, doesn't it, that we often see obsessing and ruminating as part of living with ADHD? After all, most of us have hyperactive minds, if not bodies t... Read More »

Letting Go: Embracing the New You
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW The other day, I was chatting with a psychologist friend of mine, who was sharing with me her feelings about her oldest child and how he will be leaving for colle... Read More »

Transitioning into Holidays and Vacations: Falling into the Black Abyss
Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." Dickens pretty much sums up holidays and vacations for me. It can be great and it can be, well... less ... Read More »

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