ADHD Experts Podcast

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 Feb 28, 2019


Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Download the accompanying slide presentations here: (look for the episode number). Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at:

Episode Date
375- ADHD Awareness Month: 7 Common ADHD Misconceptions and the Insights to Refute Them

Few conditions suffer from more caricature and disinformation than ADHD. Ned Hallowell, M.D., and Sari Solden, M.S., discuss the most common stereotypes about the condition and help you counter these mistaken ideas with facts.

Oct 18, 2021
374- The Whole-Person Treatment Approach to ADHD

Learn about combining integrative strategies alongside conventional psychiatric treatments to cultivate physical and emotional wellbeing in living with ADHD from Lidia Zylowska, M.D.

Oct 09, 2021
373- ADHD Ages & Stages Part 2: Common Challenges and Practical Strategies for Teens and Young Adults

Adolescence is marked by dramatic changes — physical, emotional, and social. Meg Leahy, MS, NCC, BCC, surveys the unique challenges of ADHD for teens and young adults and shares research-based strategies and resources.

Oct 01, 2021
372- Social Confidence: How to Help Students with ADHD Re-Acclimate to In-Person School & Friends

Social anxiety is real. When ADHD — and a long-term absence of in-person socializing — are factored into the mix, feelings of trepidation make all the more sense. Learn how to help your child re-acclimate from Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed.

Sep 20, 2021
371- Help for College Students with ADHD: A Parent's Guide to Improving Outcomes

The abrupt loss of parental support and increased demand for self-management can be devastating for teens with ADHD as they transition to college. Kevin Antshel, Ph.D., teaches parents how to prepare during high school and access services on campus.

Sep 16, 2021
370- ADHD Ages & Stages Part 1: Common Challenges & Practical Strategies for Children

Children work to develop a range of behavioral, academic, social, and emotional skills. ADHD touches all of these milestones. Meg Leahy, MS, NCC, BCC, surveys the unique challenges of ADHD during childhood and shares research-based strategies & resources.

Sep 02, 2021
369- Deficient Emotional Self-Regulation: The Overlooked ADHD Symptom That Impacts Everything

Deficient emotional self-regulation (DESR) is an integral part of ADHD and can have serious negative effects on daily functioning. Russell Barkley, Ph.D., discusses the ADHD-emotional dysregulation link and effective treatments.

Aug 30, 2021
368- "I Forgot My Homework… Again!" Fortifying Executive Functions to Solve School Disorganization

Children with ADHD struggle with executive functions — brain-based skills that tell us what to do, and when. Susan Kruger, M.Ed., offers practical strategies to reduce morning chaos, organize papers & digital files, and "make the invisible, visible."

Aug 25, 2021
367- Caregivers with ADHD: How to Help Your Children Thrive While Meeting Your Own Challenges

David Anderson, Ph.D., explains how ADHD symptoms affect the daily rhythm of parenting — impairing our abilities to organize, prioritize, and manage emotions around our children — and how to ensure a mindful approach to caregiving.

Aug 16, 2021
366- Quelling Math Anxiety: How to Identify and Effectively Teach Students with Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a learning disability that makes it difficult to do math — and often leads to math anxiety. Renee Hamilton-Newman, M.Ed., discusses how to identify and teach students with dyscalculia, and address any resulting anxiety.

Aug 10, 2021
365- Family Ties: Managing and Advocating for Your Child with ADHD in the Extended Family

How do we help relatives understand our children with ADHD — and why do these interactions sometimes trigger our own feelings of shame? Learn communication and advocacy skills to use with extended family from Janette Patterson, MSW, LMFT.

Aug 09, 2021
364- Motivation at School: Finding the "On" Switch for Your Child with ADHD

Wish your child with ADHD would display more intrinsic motivation for school? Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., teaches parents how to shift excitement about other activities to schoolwork — and how to motivate the child who doesn't want to do anything.

Jul 27, 2021
363- 9 Ways to Prime Your Child with ADHD for a Positive School Year

The past year of remote, pandemic learning was tough for students with ADHD (and their parents). Susan Yellin, Esq., and Paul B. Yellin, M.D., share what you can do to help your child recoup learning losses and ensure a productive 2021-22 year.

Jul 22, 2021
362- Inattentive ADHD: Why ADD Is Misdiagnosed and the Best Ways to Treat It

People with inattentive ADHD (formerly 'ADD') have difficulty focusing on important non-preferred tasks, like schoolwork or work, but CAN pay attention to activities that interest them. Learn more from Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., and Ryan J. Kennedy, DNP.

Jul 14, 2021
361- The Healthy Habits Playbook: How to Make Meaningful Changes Actually Stick

You can and already have formed habits — they just may not be the ones you want. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., teaches us how to adjust our existing habits, identify healthy new habits we want to form, and how to keep positive changes in place

Jul 06, 2021
360- Complex ADHD: Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating Comorbidities in Concert

Seventy-five percent of people with ADHD have at least one additional psychiatric diagnosis. Theresa Cerulli, M.D., discusses the emerging guidelines that factor in common co-existing conditions for simultaneous diagnosis and treatment.

Jun 28, 2021
359- Six Super Skills to Build Executive Functioning in Adults with ADHD

Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., outlines the six super skills that unlock stronger executive function in adults with ADHD, increasing your ability to plan, take action rather than procrastinate, stay focused, regulate moods, and more.

Jun 18, 2021
358- Diagnosing and Treating Eating Disorders in Children and Adults with ADHD

Eating disorders often co-occur with an ADHD diagnosis. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., provides an in-depth look at the clinical features of various eating disorders and body image problems, and outlines recommended treatment strategies.

Jun 17, 2021
357- Make a Summer Comeback: How Students with ADHD Can Regain Lost Academic Ground and Have Fun

After a year+ of minimal individualized instruction and virtual learning fatigue, you may worry about helping your child retain academic skills while feeling pressure to plan summer fun. Ann Dolin M.Ed., guides parents in striking the right balance.

Jun 04, 2021
356- The Missed Diagnosis: ADHD and Autism in Smart Kids and Adults

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., describes his work with high-IQ individuals who excelled early in school, but struggled academically and socially later in life. Many had unrecognized ADHD and autism, including signs formerly associated with Asperger syndrome.

Jun 01, 2021
355- Got a Picky Eater? How to Solve Unhealthy Food Challenges in Children with SPD and ADHD

Picky (and unhealthy) eating is common in kids with ADHD — whether due to sensory issues, medication side effects, or a feeding disorder. Kelly Dorfman, M.S., LND, helps us recognize causes of "picky eating" and shares healthy eating strategies.

May 21, 2021
354- Do I Have Autism? ADHD? Both? An Adult’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Benjamin E. Yerys, Ph.D., shares the latest research about co-occurring ADHD and autism, the best strategies for diagnosis, the most effective treatments, and future directions to support adults diagnosed with both conditions.

May 13, 2021
353- Discipline with a Twist: How to Manage Challenging Behavior Problems in Children & Teens with ADHD

Difficult behaviors may be a child's way of telling us something isn’t working for them: They are confused, tired, or afraid. Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT, can help you understand your child's behavior and increase their self-esteem & your own joy in parenting.

May 10, 2021
352- Equity in ADHD Care: Strategies for Improving Diagnosis & Treatment Among Black and Latinx Children

Inequities in ADHD care for Black and Latinx children can lead to long-term negative impacts on health and education. Tumaini Rucker Coker, M.D., MBA, leads clinicians and professionals in exploring ways to recognize and reduce these disparities.

Apr 30, 2021
351- The Latest Science on Improving Sleep in Children and Teens with ADHD

Stephen P. Becker, Ph.D., discusses the prevalence and types of sleep problems in youth with ADHD, explains how poor sleep may further impair daily functioning, and shares cognitive and behavioral strategies to improve your child's sleep.

Apr 23, 2021
350- Gender Diversity and Neurodiversity: When a Child or Teen with ADHD Explores Gender

For children with ADHD, the executive functioning challenges or emotional dysregulation that come with ADHD may further complicate gender exploration or transition. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., & Julie Mencher, MSW, guide parents in offering the right support.

Apr 19, 2021
349- How Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Ruptures Families — and How to Manage It

Children and adults with ODD are neurologically hardwired to oppose anyone they perceive as telling them what to do, which leads to lives filled with conflict. William Dodson, M.D., explains how this condition overlaps with ADHD, and how to treat both.

Apr 08, 2021
348- ADHD, Clarified: New Research and Essential Strategies for Thriving with ADHD

Our understanding of ADHD has evolved. Based on 30 years of working with patients, Ned Hallowell, M.D., and John Ratey, M.D., provide new strategies and lifestyle hacks designed to minimize the downsides and emphasize the benefits of ADHD.

Mar 29, 2021
347- Is It Bipolar Disorder or ADHD Moodiness? Getting the Right Diagnosis & Treatment

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., and Ryan J. Kennedy, DNP, explain why so many with ADHD are misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder, how to differentiate the emotional dysregulation of ADHD from bipolar disorder, and treatment options for both conditions.

Mar 11, 2021
346- Discipline Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors in Children with ADHD

Parents raising children with ADHD need discipline approaches that go beyond shouting and punishment. David Anderson, Ph.D., shares productive, practical strategies to improve communication and handle today’s meltdowns, defiance, and strong emotions.

Mar 08, 2021
345- 6 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD

Russell Barkley, Ph.D., shares important principles — culled from the latest research and his work with thousands of families — for improving behavior and communication and providing the unwavering support children with ADHD need.

Feb 28, 2021
344- The Science Behind Diagnosing and Treating ADHD in Older Adults

David W. Goodman, M.D., FAPA, discusses the symptoms and daily impairments associated with ADHD in older adults, medical issues to consider when investigating cognitive symptoms, the benefits ADHD medication may or may not provide, and more.

Feb 24, 2021
343- The OCD-ADHD Link: What You Should Know When You Have Both

Learn about the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the differences between OCD and ADHD, how either condition can be misdiagnosed as the other, and recommended treatments from Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

Feb 22, 2021
342- When Stress Ignites Strong Emotions in Teens with ADHD

Brendan Mahan, Ed.D., M.S., discusses how ADHD, anxiety, and adolescence affect emotions, and shares proven strategies for teaching teens how to manage anger, frustration, and other dysregulated emotions at home.

Feb 03, 2021
341- Time Management in a Pandemic: Better Productivity, Even When Every Day Could Be Monday

Many adults with ADHD are sleeping later, staying up later, exercising less, and getting less done because the pandemic has robbed us of clues for "when" to do things. Linda Walker, PCC, helps us learn how to combat time blindness and structure our days.

Jan 29, 2021
340- A Parent’s Guide for Managing Language Processing Disorder

Ellen Braaten, Ph.D., explains how language and learning disabilities overlap with ADHD and affect social skills, how to find a professional who can help with these challenges, and how to support children with slow processing speed at home and at school.

Jan 29, 2021
339- Time to Reset: Simplify Your ADHD Life in the New Year

Linda Roggli, PCC, takes us through a step-by-step process to shake off the confusion, anxiety, and stress of 2020 and reset our ADHD lives. Learn how to edit out mental chatter and physical clutter and simplify instead of "complexify."

Jan 14, 2021
338- How Adults with ADHD Can Relieve Pandemic Stress with Mindfulness

John Mitchell, Ph.D., explains why pandemic distress can take an especially serious toll on adults with ADHD, shares the latest research on the benefits of mindfulness, and teaches meditation strategies to help manage anxiety.

Jan 13, 2021
337- ADHD Is Different for Women: Gender-Specific Symptoms & Treatments

Do symptoms look different in girls and women? Why are so many women misdiagnosed? How do hormone levels impact ADHD? How do executive functions and co-existing conditions affect outcomes and treatment? Ellen Littman, Ph.D., answers these questions.

Dec 22, 2020
336- Mid-Year Motivation Guide: Help Your Child Persist with Hybrid or Online Learning

Children with ADHD want to do well, but often lack the resources and confidence to do so — and hybrid and online learning have increased the challenges. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., shares strategies to re-invigorate and motivate your child this school year.

Dec 16, 2020
335- How Music Sparks, Soothes, and Optimizes the ADHD Brain in Children

Music therapist Patti Catalano, MM, MT-BC, shares research on how music benefits the ADHD brain, and how parents can use music to help their child learn more at school, improve self-confidence, and overcome ADHD-related challenges to achieve life goals.

Dec 08, 2020
334- ADHD Anger, Tantrums, and Mood Shifts: Effective Treatments for Emotional Dysregulation

Standard treatments for ADHD are designed to optimize attention, but, as Joel Nigg, Ph.D., explains, emotional dysregulation is an integral part of the condition. Learn about effective treatments for managing anger, mood shifts, and more.

Nov 30, 2020
333- Why Are You So Sensitive? How Sensory Processing Sensitivity Affects the ADHD Brain

Do you find it hard to tolerate sensory input or get easily emotionally overwhelmed? You may be a highly sensitive person (HSP) with Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS). Bianca Acevedo, Ph.D., discusses the overlap with ADHD and how to manage SPS.

Nov 30, 2020
332- Eat This, Not That: Better Eating Habits for a Healthier ADHD Brain

Healthy eating can improve brain health, yet this is truly challenging when WFH near a stocked kitchen. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., explains why ADHD is a risk factor for obesity & shares practical strategies for shopping, cooking, and managing cravings.

Nov 18, 2020
331- ADHD in Older Adults: From Late Diagnosis to Treatment Strategies

Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., discusses how to distinguish ADHD symptoms from mild cognitive decline, the primary life challenges for older adults with the condition, and key considerations when treating this population.

Nov 16, 2020
330- Better School Behavior: How to Design and Implement a Positive and Effective Behavior Plan

A comprehensive Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP) provides the starting point for constructive behavior change at school. Learn how to design and implement an effective PBSP for your child with ADHD from Rachel Schwartz, Ph.D., BCBA-D.

Nov 12, 2020
329- The Middle School Survival Guide for Students with ADHD and Executive Function Deficits

Marydee Sklar teaches parents how to help preteens with ADHD become more aware of time, use a school planner, and generally develop the EFs needed to manage the demands of multiple teachers, longer-term projects, and more.

Oct 27, 2020
328- How Stress and Trauma Affect ADHD in Children of All Colors — and How to Heal the Wounds

Nicole M. Brown, M.D., discusses the role adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) play in ADHD symptoms and diagnosis, and why the definition must be expanded to include racial discrimination and other traumas uniquely experienced by children of color.

Oct 22, 2020
327- How CBT and ADHD Coaching Can Help Adults Manage Their Symptoms Naturally

ADHD coach David Giwerc and J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adult ADHD, will highlight the similarities, differences, and opportunities for combining these therapies to better manage symptoms.

Oct 16, 2020
326- Distance Learning Tools, Technology, and Accommodations for Students with ADHD

Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D., fills in parents, teachers, and students about the most effective accommodations and tech tools to support students with ADHD and learning disabilities and help them make the most of remote learning.

Oct 07, 2020
325- How to Distinguish ADHD Warning Signs from Typical Toddler and Preschooler Behavior

Most toddlers and preschoolers are easily distracted and/or extremely active from time to time as part of normal, healthy development. Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., helps parents distinguish neurotypical behaviors from the patterns associated with ADHD.

Oct 01, 2020
324- Social Emotional Learning for Children with ADHD in Quarantine

Social distancing has isolated and stressed all of us, but it has caused kids with ADHD to lose valuable opportunities to practice social skills, and make and keep friends. Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC, advises parents on what they can do at home.

Sep 21, 2020
323- Navigating the Life Stages of ADHD: Key Concerns in Diagnosing and Treating Adults

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., surveys the latest research on ADHD in adults, how to ensure an accurate diagnosis, how to identify the detailed risks within each domain of impairment, and key recommendations and treatments to address symptoms.

Sep 15, 2020
322- “My Child’s Handwriting Is So Messy!” Strategies for Improving Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia impairs handwriting & keyboarding, but also fine motor functions (like tying shoelaces), and so can affect self-esteem as well as academics. Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, shares practical strategies for children with this learning disability.

Sep 08, 2020
321- Navigating the Life Stages of ADHD: Key Concerns in Diagnosing and Treating Adolescents

As Timothy E. Wilens, M.D., shares, preventive education, a proper diagnosis of ADHD and comorbid conditions, and the identification of “stress points” will ease the transition to adulthood and set teens up for a successful launch.

Aug 28, 2020
320- 2e 101: Understanding and Supporting Twice-Exceptional Children

Michael Postma, Ed.D., shares the latest research on the twice-exceptional brain, why children who are gifted and have a learning disability or disorder like ADHD often struggle with social-emotional growth, and how to best support them.

Aug 26, 2020
319- Navigating the Life Stages of ADHD: Key Concerns in Diagnosing and Treating Children

Adelaide S. Robb, M.D., discusses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, how to identify and manage common challenges, and best practices with an eye to improving children's outcomes in school and social life.

Aug 18, 2020
318- Rev Up Your Child’s Executive Functions for a Successful School Year

If you've tried teaching executive function skills that never seem to “stick,” there is good news: You can train your child’s ADHD brain to pay attention and follow through with these strategies from Rebecca Branstetter, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Sautter, MA, CCC.

Aug 13, 2020
317- Ready, Set, Pivot: How to Prepare Your Kids (and Yourself) for an Unfamiliar School Year

As schools prepare to reopen with some hybrid mix of in-person and remote learning — and a whole lot of uncertainty — Sharon Saline, Psy.D., helps parents address anxiety and set up daily routines that reduce conflict and build skills for independence.

Aug 06, 2020
316- "You're So Emotional!" Why ADHD Brains Wrestle with Emotional Regulation

Emotional dysregulation is often seen in people with ADHD, starting in childhood and lasting into adulthood. Understand how anger problems fit into attention deficit and effective treatments for learning emotional control from Joel Nigg, Ph.D.

Aug 05, 2020
315- A Parent's Guide to Advocating Objectively at School When Behavior Impedes Learning

Children with ADHD are often labeled at school. Rachel Schwartz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, informs parents what to expect from a functional behavior assessment and how to advocate for objective language in your child's behavior intervention plan.

Aug 04, 2020
314- Cultural Considerations in Diagnosing and Treating ADHD in African-American Children

Sarah Vinson, M.D., explores some of the cultural considerations that do and/or should impact treatment of ADHD in African-American children and families, including over- or under-diagnosis, systemic racism in health care, and more.

Jul 27, 2020
313- Living in Uncertain Times: Coping Strategies for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

For adults on the autism spectrum, the loss of routines and expectations is especially damaging, often leading to high levels of anxiety. Stephen Shore, Ed.D., shares practical, strengths-based solutions for coping during this unsettled time.

Jul 16, 2020
312- A Parent’s Guide to Summer Routines, Screen Limits, and Safe Social Outings

Many families of children with ADHD are scrambling to navigate the summer without camps and other activities. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., offers practical advice on creating effective routines, managing screen time, and arranging safe peer interactions.

Jul 14, 2020
311- Coping with Anxiety and Adult ADHD in the COVID-19 World

Learn about the interplay between ADHD, emotional dysregulation, and anxiety (which has peaked for many these past months); coping strategies during these unprecedented times; and how to achieve a resilient mindset from J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.

Jun 29, 2020
310- Relationship Rehab for ADHD Couples Challenged by the Pandemic

COVID-related stress, disruptions to routines, and spending SO much time together have strained many ADHD-impacted relationships. Melissa Orlov offers guidance as you move into the next phase of your lives together.

Jun 25, 2020
309- How to Balance and Structure the Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer for Children with ADHD

The last four months have been challenging enough — learning at home, missing friends — and now summer is here. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares strategies for balancing free time with some learning to prevent an academic slide.

Jun 10, 2020
308- Sleep Solutions for the ADHD Brain

Sleep disturbances and disorders are one of the most common comorbidities associated with attention deficit disorder. Mark Stein, Ph.D., discusses the impact of poor sleep on ADHD throughout the lifespan, plus strategies for treatment.

Jun 08, 2020
307- Fighting ADHD Stigma: How to Defend Your Diagnosis and Build Your Self-Esteem

Rick Green, a TV writer & comedian explains how he has used positivity and humor to enlighten ADHD doubters, bust myths, eliminate shame, increase acceptance, and transform how the world views people with the condition.

Jun 03, 2020
306- Understanding the New Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating ADHD in Children

Pediatricians Mark L. Wolraich, M.D., and Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., M.D., FAAP, tell parents what they can and should expect based on the revised AAP guidelines for ADHD, and clarify the role clinicians can play in diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring.

May 27, 2020
305- "I Thought I'd Be More Productive!" Why Women with ADHD Are Struggling During Quarantine

What women with ADHD don't need during a pandemic? The pressure of internalized messages about being and doing "enough." Michelle Frank, Psy.D., reminds us that we don't need to be perfectly productive or organize our garages under quarantine.

May 26, 2020
304- Sensory-Smart Strategies for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD

Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, & Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., teach practical strategies for helping children with SPD with grooming, dressing, and more at home, plus on-the-spot interventions for settings like the playground or birthday parties.

May 13, 2020
303- "My Life with ADHD" – Reassessing Goals and Priorities After a Pandemic

Wasn't life already challenging enough for folks with ADHD? But could this ‘Global Pause’ actually afford a rare opportunity? Michele Novotni, Ph.D., on how to weather the current situation — and redefine what you would like your new "normal" to look like.

May 06, 2020
302- Game-Changing Strategies for Raising Teen Boys with ADHD

Teen boys with ADHD lag behind peers cognitively and socially while grappling with greater challenges at school and home and increased risk-taking behaviors due to rising testosterone levels. Mary Anne Richey, M.Ed., helps you support your son through this time.

May 05, 2020
301- Fix My Family’s Morning Routine! Expert Solutions to Your Worst ADHD Schedule Problems

Your morning routine is broken — and exhausting. Your child with ADHD wakes up grumpy or groggy, and you need to nag nag nag to get through the daily list of tasks. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., solves listeners' specific A.M. trouble spots.

Apr 29, 2020
300- Anxious? Overwhelmed? Worried? Nurturing Positivity During the COVID Crisis

The pandemic is seeping into every nook and cranny of our ADHD lives, disrupting our carefully crafted routines — and creating anxiety and worry like never before. Ned Hallowell, M.D. shares strategies for managing fears, avoiding loneliness, and staying positive.

Apr 23, 2020
299- Medicating Your Child with ADHD: Making Peace with Your Decision

There isn't a more agonizing decision than the one to medicate your child with ADHD. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses how to come to peace with your decision and explain it to your child and others (if you choose to).

Apr 22, 2020
298- The Isolating Effect of Social Distancing for Teens with ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression

Whether they have a wide circle or a few close friends, teens are social creatures. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., discusses the impacts of social distancing on adolescents with ADHD, particularly when comorbid depression or anxiety are part of the picture.

Apr 15, 2020
297- Everyday Habits for ADHD Brains That Unlock a Longer, Healthier Life

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., explains why ADHD makes it harder to diligently follow good habits, like getting enough sleep, exercising, and treating other medical conditions, and shares strategies that will help you stick with a healthier lifestyle.

Apr 14, 2020
296- QuaranTeens with ADHD: Keeping Your Impulsive Teen Safe at Home

Got an impulsive teen who's chafing against stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, or may even be sneaking out to see friends? Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., helps parents explain and enforce social distancing and maintain harmony at home.

Apr 08, 2020
295- It's School Time, Not Screen Time! Keeping Teens with ADHD Motivated to Learn from Home

Coach Jodi Sleeper-Triplett covers a range of pressing topics for parents of teens with ADHD, including a total lack of motivation to do schoolwork at home, the loss of a daily routine, managing constant distractions from siblings and screens, and more.

Apr 06, 2020
294- Marijuana and the ADHD Brain, Part 2

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., revisits some of the most important topics asked by listeners in the Feb. 26, 2020 webinar on cannabis use in teens and adults with ADHD, and answers additional questions submitted by listeners.

Apr 02, 2020
293- The Secret to Making Friends: A People Skills Guide for Adults with ADHD

Understanding the ADHD brain and how it affects social skills can decrease the shame and increase opportunities for meaningful connection. Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., presents research-based strategies for improving your people skills.

Mar 26, 2020
292- Coronavirus Crash Course for Parents: Keeping Kids with ADHD in 'Study Mode'

Your child's school has canceled classes, and you are worried about an academic freefall and/or having to play the homework police all day — while working from home. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., helps parents learn how to structure this unstructured time.

Mar 24, 2020
291- The Latest Science on ADHD and Food Dyes, Nutrition, and Supplements

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., discusses the types of dietary changes hypothesized to affect ADHD symptoms, the science behind synthetic food dyes’ effect on ADHD, and how adults or parents can remove food dyes from the diet.

Mar 16, 2020
290- Optimize Your Child's Summer Schedule: Fun, Learning, and Connection

During the school year, your child puts in superhuman effort to meet academic expectations. You don't want him to lose the progress he's made, yet know he needs a break. Susan Kruger, M.Ed., explains how to strike the right summer balance.

Mar 10, 2020
289- How to Become an Executive Function Detective at School and at Home

Maureen Bechard, M.S., and Karen Huberty, M.Ed., teach parents how to pinpoint their child's or teen's executive function deficits, and how to work with them to address those areas of weakness together.

Mar 05, 2020
288- Marijuana and the ADHD Brain: How to Identify and Treat Cannabis Use Disorder

Cannabis is one of the most widely abused substances among people with ADHD, yet many parents & adults erroneously assume that using it is safe — even medicinal. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses the effects of marijuana on the developing brain.

Mar 04, 2020
287- Hacking the Science of Your ADHD Brain: 5 Secrets to Productivity

In our go-go-go society, productivity tips abound — but most won't work for your ADHD brain's wiring. Linda Walker, PCC, shares the science that explains why you struggle — and unique strategies that really will help you get more done.

Feb 25, 2020
286- Move Forward: How Exercise Optimizes the ADHD Brain

Patrick LaCount, Ph.D., presents research on exercise's influence on our brains' structure and function, making the case for physical activity as a natural treatment. Listeners will also learn practical strategies for building exercise into their lives.

Feb 24, 2020
285- Moms with ADHD, Unite! How to Shape a Peaceful, Organized Life for You and Your Kids

Parenting a child with ADHD is challenging — even more so when Mom has ADHD, too. Overwhelmed parents often wonder: How do I help my kids stay organized when I’m always losing things? Terry Matlen, LMSW, ACSW, offers strategies — and reassurance.

Feb 07, 2020
284- Screen Use and Abuse: Create a Healthy Video Game Diet for Your Child with ADHD

Gaming delivers multimodal stimulation and immediate feedback, which explains why so many children with ADHD can spend hours zoned out in front of a screen. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley share practical strategies for setting screen limits.

Jan 30, 2020
283- A Parent's Guide to Social Skills Strategies for Children with ADHD or Autism (or Both)

ADHD and autism affect peer relationships – and many children have symptoms of both. Mark Bertin, M.D., guides parents in sorting out what is causing your child's friendship challenges, and how to best support social skills growth and success.

Jan 24, 2020
282- Secrets of the ADHD Brain: How Brain Imaging Helps Us Understand and Treat Attention Deficit

Jonathan Posner, M.D., discusses recent advances in the neuroscience of ADHD, including how neural systems and brain regions differ from those in individuals with a neurotypical brain, and how ADHD treatments impact those brain systems.

Jan 23, 2020
281- Conquer Clutter, the ADD Way: 7 Practical Steps to Organizing a Messy House

We don’t have time to fold T-shirts into precise squares; we need strategies and tricks that will get us back on track to acceptable tidiness. Linda Roggli, PCC, explains why ADHD brains are predisposed to disorganization and how to create a system that works for you.

Jan 21, 2020
280- How Mindfulness Helps You Feel Less Overwhelmed and Be More Productive

People with ADHD often struggle with anxiety, either as a co-occurring or a secondary disorder. This anxiety drains your energy and makes managing your ADHD even more difficult. Lidia Zylowska, M.D., shares mindfulness techniques to dial down the worry.

Jan 16, 2020
279- Overcome Your Student's Toughest Daily Challenges and Get the School Day Back on Track

Now is the perfect time to regroup and make changes that will ensure a more successful second half of the school year. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., shares strategies for better mornings and bedtimes, managing screen time, avoiding homework hassles, and more.

Dec 31, 2019
278- The Flip Side of Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: Tapping Into ADHD Energy & Motivation

Edward Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D., highlight the counterpoint to Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) — the soaring enthusiasm and energy of Recognition Responsive Euphoria (RRE). Learn how to tap into RRE and share its gifts.

Dec 24, 2019
277- How to Optimize ADHD Medication to Achieve Better Symptom Management

Few clinicians receive adequate training in how to use ADHD medications. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to work with your doctor to fine-tune your medication and dose for optimal performance and minimal side effects.

Dec 17, 2019
276- After the Diagnosis: Achieving ADHD Acceptance, Treatment, and Momentum

A new diagnosis of ADHD can bring relief from understanding the neurological roots of your or your child’s actions and behavior — but also confusion, overwhelm, and questions. Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., answers many of the most common ones.

Dec 12, 2019
275- CBT and DBT for ADHD: How Talk Therapies Reduce Symptoms and Boost Confidence

John Mitchell, Ph.D., explains the similarities and differences between Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the structure of sessions and skills taught, and the typical time frames for seeing benefits.

Dec 11, 2019
274- "My Partner Has ADHD?!" 5 Strategies for Living Happily After a Diagnosis

An ADHD diagnosis can explain, finally, all those struggles over household chores and daily misunderstandings. Melissa Orlov elucidates why there's so much frustration and anger, and offers communication strategies that can tame it.

Nov 26, 2019
273- The Best Life Hacks for Adults and Children with ADHD

Are you exhausted by the time you leave the house in the morning? You are not alone! The challenges individuals with ADHD face on a daily basis add up. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., shares proven strategies to help you meet these challenges and live happily.

Nov 25, 2019
272- The ADHD-Depression Connection: Understanding the Link and First-Line Treatments

If you have ADHD, your risk of developing depression is four times greater than it is for those without the disorder. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses the link between these conditions, and first-line psychopharmacological and psychotherapy treatments.

Nov 14, 2019
271- Time to Unplug? How Screen Time Impacts the ADHD Brain

Research suggests that screen use impacts ADHD symptom severity at two distinct developmental stages — at younger ages and in the teen years. David Anderson, Ph.D., teaches actionable strategies to manage screen time at home and in school.

Nov 13, 2019
270- Get Things Done: ADD-Friendly Productivity Strategies for Adults

People with ADHD have to think outside the neurotypical box to boost productivity; we need to be interested in the task and use tools that are in sync with our differently wired brain. Linda Walker, PCC, shares ADHD-specific approaches to get things done.

Nov 07, 2019
269- The Adult Guide to Shedding ADHD Shame

Adults with undiagnosed ADHD may come to believe that we are fundamentally flawed. This shame impairs our self-esteem, our relationships, and our outlook on life. Join Linda Roggli to learn how to forgive yourself and leave shame behind.

Nov 06, 2019
268- Engaging Career Paths for Teens and Young Adults with ADHD

ADHD brings enormous strengths — as long as the job is a good fit. As Rick Fiery, M.S., MBA, discusses, college is not the best next step for all. Learn how to set your teen or young adult with ADHD on a career path that will lead to success.

Nov 01, 2019
267- A Parent's Guide to Evaluating and Troubleshooting Your Child's IEP or 504 Plan

Susan Yellin, Esq., helps parents understand whether or not an IEP or 504 Plan is truly meeting the needs of your child with ADHD or LD, how to make minor changes, what to do if educators aren't following the plan and offering accommodations, and more.

Oct 31, 2019
266- What to Eat, What to Avoid: The ADHD Guide to Food and Nutrition for Children

The food your child eats affects how his or her body and ADHD brain work. Sanford Newmark, M.D., outlines the basic dietary principles for ADHD, key nutrients your child may be lacking, sensitivities to certain foods and food additives, and more.

Oct 30, 2019
265- Having the Talk: How to Explain ADHD to Your Child, Family, and Friends

Too many kids (and parents) feel ashamed about having ADHD — most often because they've never received a clear explanation of the disorder. Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, provides empathetic, practical ways to talk about ADHD with your child and loved ones.

Oct 21, 2019
264- 7 No-Fail Strategies for Getting Homework Done on Time and Without Drama

Ann Dolin M.Ed., shares research-based strategies for guiding your child through homework — and encouraging independence. Would life be better without homework? Quite possibly. Will you reduce stress by using these techniques? Almost certainly.

Oct 16, 2019
263- What Teachers Should Know About Their Students with ADHD

Teachers may think that children with ADHD who act out or fail to complete schoolwork do so "on purpose." Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S., provides educators the tools they need to understand and guide these students with patience and encouragement.

Oct 15, 2019
262- Time for Bed! Sleep Solutions for the ADHD Brain

Adults and children with ADHD often struggle with sleep for many reasons, everything from circadian rhythm and neurological abnormalities to engaging in overstimulating activities late at night. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., offers explanations and solutions.

Oct 14, 2019
261- Tech to the Rescue: Create a Technology Toolbox for Students with ADHD and LD

Tapping into the right technology can make the difference between success and failure at school for students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D., discusses the most popular and effective assistive technology (AT) tools.

Oct 04, 2019
260- What Is ADHD? Everything You Need to Know Before and After a Diagnosis

Educating yourself and your family about ADHD is tougher than you may think. Most physicians receive little training in ADHD, and may not explain the disorder and treatments thoroughly. William Dodson, M.D., helps listeners fill in those holes.

Oct 03, 2019
259- The Best Kind of Discipline: Behavioral Parent Training for Children with ADHD

You are at your wit's end — exhausted by your child's disruptive and wholly frustrating daily behaviors. Tried-and-true parenting advice doesn't work — but this will. Learn the basics of behavioral parent training (BPT) from Carla Counts Allan, Ph.D.

Oct 02, 2019
258- "Could I Be on the Autism Spectrum?" – ASD in Adults

A growing population of adults suspects they may be on the Autism spectrum. Theresa Regan, Ph.D., shares facts (and myths) about autism in adults, why getting a correct diagnosis at any age makes a difference, effective supports, and more.

Oct 01, 2019
257- All the Feels: An ADHD Guide to Emotional Dysregulation & Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

People with ADHD feel emotions more intensely, more frequently, and more suddenly. In fact, one third of adults with ADHD name this as the most impairing aspect of the condition. Learn more about out-of-control emotions from William W. Dodson, M.D.

Sep 30, 2019
256- Everything in Its Place: The ADHD Guide to Better Organization

Do you walk into a disorganized room and find yourself paralyzed? Do you spend time and money on organizing solutions that don't work? Lisa K. Woodruff will teach you how to start working with your ADHD brain, not against it, to get organized.

Sep 18, 2019
255- A Parent's Guide to Changing Schools for Your Student with ADHD or LD

School is supposed to be a place where children learn and grow, but certain school environments may not be a good fit for kids with ADHD and learning disabilities. Susan Yellin, Esq., discusses when is it might be time to consider a new school.

Sep 17, 2019
254- Worry Less: Managing Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with ADHD

Anxiety is common among school-aged children, and those with ADHD are at higher risk than their peers. Learn from renowned pediatricians Eileen Costello, M.D., and Perri Klass, M.D., how children and families can talk about and manage anxiety.

Sep 16, 2019
253- Vaping and Teens with ADHD: What Parents Need to Know

Vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years. Kristin Seymour, MSN, RN, AHCNS, explains why stimulation-seeking teens with ADHD are at an increased risk of vaping. Learn how to discuss vaping and help a teen who may be addicted.

Sep 13, 2019
252- How to Optimize ADHD Stimulant Treatment for Children and Adults

Thomas Brown, Ph.D., discusses how to determine the "sweet spot" between too small and too large a dose, safely extend ADHD stimulant medication coverage from morning until evening, manage the "rebound effect," and more

Sep 12, 2019
251- Mindfulness and Self-Regulation Strategies for Children with ADHD

Have you ever tried to calm a child in the throes of an ADHD meltdown? Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L, explains how to build and enhance self-regulation with ADHD meditation and shares mindfulness exercises designed to calm an unsettled child.

Sep 11, 2019
250- Beyond Shame and Guilt: Transformative Strategies for Women with ADD

As a woman living with ADHD, you are no doubt familiar with shame — and its dear friends guilt, fear, and self-limitation. Michelle Frank, Psy.D., discusses how to break free of this pattern and create space for new choices and behaviors.

Sep 10, 2019
249- The Social Lives of Boys with ADHD

Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, shares realistic solutions to help your son with ADHD mature into a healthy, happy young man — from establishing and maintaining friendships to mastering executive function to taking responsibility for his own actions.

Sep 09, 2019
248- The Gift of Grit: Helping Children with ADHD Overcome Failure, Fear, & Disappointment

Brendan Mahan's "Wall of Awful" tool helps parents and children visualize and talk about the effects of repeated failure and disappointment — and overcome the fear, shame, and anxiety that are often associated with ADHD.

Sep 06, 2019
247- Teaching Executive Functions to Children with ADHD: A Course for Teachers (and Parents)

Most teachers and parents recognize weak executive functions (EF): disorganized projects, incomplete homework, last-minute cramming, forgotten chores. Karen Huberty, M.Ed., & Maureen Bechard, M.S., offer strategies for strengthening EFs.

Sep 05, 2019
246- The Exercise Rx for ADHD

Powerful evidence shows that exercise improves not only physical health, but attention, working memory, behavior, mood, and executive functions. John J. Ratey, M.D., explains how to use movement to ease symptoms of ADHD.

Sep 05, 2019
245- Find Your Path: A Roadmap for Choosing a College, a Career, or Something Different

When ADHD is in the picture, the leap to college often overwhelms, but, as Rick Fiery points out, this isn’t the only path. Learn about post-H.S. options for your teen with ADHD, and how to increase the likelihood of college success.

Sep 04, 2019
244- How ADHD Shortens Life Expectancy: What Parents and Doctors Need to Know

ADHD may lead to social, academic, & organizational challenges—but did you know that the disorder's increased health risks may shorten longevity? Russell Barkley, Ph.D., discusses why ADHD is not just a mental health disorder, but a public health disorder.

Sep 03, 2019
243- The ADHD-ODD Connection

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a mental health disorder characterized by a well-established pattern of behavior problems. David Anderson, Ph.D., helps parents understand their child’s ODD diagnosis and find effective interventions.

Aug 27, 2019
242- ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: How to Recognize and Manage Addiction

An estimated 15 to 25 percent of adults with a lifetime history of substance abuse disorder (SUD) also have ADHD. Timothy Wilens, M.D., explores this link and outlines best treatments for managing an SUD and how to reduce the risk.

Aug 22, 2019
241- New Supplement Strategies: Using Trace Minerals and Plant Extracts to Treat ADHD

Addressing key nutritional imbalances with an integrative treatment plan has proven effective in treating ADHD, as has using natural, plant-derived compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). Learn more from James M. Greenblatt, M.D.

Aug 22, 2019
240- How to Communicate and Connect with a Defiant, Explosive Child

How do you connect with a child or teen who doesn’t want to talk with you—and who is defensive or angry? Parenting expert Kirk Martin offers practical strategies for turning explosive situations into opportunities to build trust with your child.

Aug 22, 2019
239- Sleep and the ADHD Brain: Why It's Critical and How to Get More

Sleep is vitally important for brain development and learning in children, teens, and adults—yet few of us get enough. Joel Nigg, Ph.D., & Elizabeth Super, M.D., review the optimal amount by life stage, and offer solutions to common sleep challenges.

Aug 09, 2019
238- Expert Guidelines for Getting an Accurate ADHD Diagnosis

Some professionals insist that an ADHD evaluation requires a full battery of neuropsychological testing, brain imaging, and computerized tests. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., disagrees. Learn which diagnostic tests are valuable, and which aren’t.

Aug 08, 2019
237- From ADHD Shame and Stigma to Pride and Truth

What if a person can’t conform because of his or her neurology? Leading experts Ned Hallowell, M.D., and William Dodson, M.D., explain why shame so often accompanies ADHD, how to correct misperceptions, and how to take pride in your ADHD.

Jun 04, 2019
236- Is It ADHD, Autism, or Both? A Parent’s Guide to Social and Emotional Health

When your child struggles to make friends, and you don't know why or how to help, it's heart-wrenching. Mark Bertin, M.D., explains how ADHD and autism spectrum disorder impact kids socially, behaviorally, and emotionally, and effective interventions.

May 28, 2019
235- Girls and Women with ADHD: Unique Risks, Crippling Stigma

A generation ago, ADHD was considered a condition for boys. We now know that both sexes are at equal risk for developing ADHD—but, as Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., discusses, that women and girls face delayed diagnoses and greater stigma.

May 21, 2019
234- IEP or a 504 Plan: Which Is Best for Your Child?

Matt Cohen, Esq., explains the key advantages and disadvantages of IEPs and 504 Plans for students with ADHD; how to identify the solution best suited for your child; and how to create a bulletproof IEP or 504 Plan and ensure that it's implemented.

May 14, 2019
233- Tech Tools That Help Children with ADHD Learn More

Your child's IEP or 504 Plan includes the use of assistive technology. Smart. But how do you ensure that the best technology is implemented consistently, used correctly—and whether or not it's working? Janet DeSenzo offers guidelines.

Apr 23, 2019
232- Getting It Done: Help Your Child with ADHD Start—and Finish—Homework

Do you dread the nightly homework battles? Are your evenings spent hovering, hand-holding, and helping your child with ADHD through assignments? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Leslie Josel offers solutions.

Apr 17, 2019
231- The ADHD Guide to Productive Parent-Teacher Cooperation

When parents and educators work together, everyone benefits—especially the student. Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., shares best practices for parent-teacher meetings and explains how to help teachers understand ADHD and address symptoms at school.

Apr 09, 2019
230- Organized and Motivated: Executive Function Fixes for Teens with ADHD

Reduce your teen's school-related stress by taking a collaborative, strength-based perspective. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., explains how to set goals, create systems, and sharpen your teen's organization, planning, and follow through.

Apr 02, 2019
229- Life Skills Every High School Student Should Learn Before Graduation

Research shows that students who learn to advocate for themselves in high school are more likely to succeed in college. Theresa E. Maitland, Ph.D., describes how to help your teen understand her needs, learn what to ask for, and how to ask effectively.

Mar 05, 2019
228- How to Use Brain Science to Increase Motivation in Children with ADHD

Jerome Schultz, Ph.D., explains the difference between “intrinsic” and “extrinsic” motivation and why traditional motivational methods miss the mark for ADHD brains—and shares very practical strategies that will get your kids going.

Feb 26, 2019
227- How to Build a Better IEP or 504 Plan for Your Child with ADHD

The key to an effective IEP or 504 Plan is to truly understand your child’s strengths & challenges. Susan Yellin, Esq., and Paul B. Yellin, M.D., share specific strategies to help with common challenges, explain what to do if things aren’t working, & more

Feb 19, 2019
226- Improve Your Child’s Social Smarts with YouTube, Video & Board Games

Anna Vagin, Ph.D., teaches parents how to use visual supports to help children with ADHD build their skill sets (and reduce your nagging); recommends YouTube videos to review social concepts and board games to practice cooperation; and more.

Feb 12, 2019
225- Parent Different: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World

Parenting a child with ADHD or another neuro-difference is complicated work. It is also important and fulfilling beyond your imagination. Deborah Reber discusses how to parent from a place of confidence, joy, and possibility instead of fear.

Dec 11, 2018
224- Understanding Dyscalculia: Is It Math Anxiety or a Learning Disability?

Though dyscalculia is nearly as common as dyslexia, it's neither well known nor fully understood. Daniel Ansari, Ph.D., describes the common signs of this life-long learning disability as well as supports to help a child who struggles with number skills.

Dec 04, 2018
223- How to Parent Your Child or Teen with ADHD Like a Coach

Do you shoulder most of the responsibilities in your ADHD household? Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC, and Diane Dempster teach parents how to shift to a "coach approach" and create systems and structure to make life run more smoothly.

Nov 27, 2018
222- Your Back-to-School Plan for Academic, Behavioral, and Organizational Success

Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S., explains how to educate yourself, your child, and the teacher about ADHD, understand ADHD’s manifestations in the classroom, establish home routines that will maximize your child’s chances of school success, and more.

Nov 20, 2018
221- ADHD Plus: Diagnosing and Treating Comorbid Conditions in Children

Nearly two-thirds of individuals with ADHD have a comorbid condition. Mark Bertin, M.D., discusses how an initial ADD evaluation should address the possibility of additional diagnoses, how symptoms can look similar, which condition to treat first, & more.

Nov 13, 2018
220- Beyond Rewards & Consequences: A Better Strategy for Teens with ADHD and ODD

ADHD + oppositional defiance sound like an explosive combination — but it doesn't have to be, with Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.'s Collaborative & Proactive Solutions parenting model. Learn how to influence, not control, your adolescent's behavior.

Nov 06, 2018
219- Train the ADHD Brain: Games and Apps to Improve Executive Functions & Processing Speed

Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley discuss popular games, apps, and technologies that can be used to improve executive functions and processing speed in children and adults with ADHD—and how to transfer brain training skills to the real world.

Oct 30, 2018
218- ADHD Over 50: Old Age, ADHD, or Something Else?

David W. Goodman, M.D., FAPA, leads a discussion for clinicians: Learn how to identify ADHD symptoms in adults over age 50, how stimulants fit into a treatment regimen for patients who are taking multiple medications, and more.

Oct 23, 2018
217- How Diet, Sleep, Exercise & Behavioral Interventions Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms in Children

Sandy Newmark, M.D., discusses a range of natural ADHD treatment options and considerations, including optimal nutrition, how food sensitivities affect symptoms, the importance of sleep, the benefits of exercise, behavioral strategies, and more.

Oct 16, 2018
216- The Teen Years with ADHD: A Practical, Proactive Parent’s Guide

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., shares helpful, hands-on ways to address a range of issues facing parents of teens with ADHD — from homework struggles to unpredictable emotions, road safety to the refusal to take medication, and more.

Oct 09, 2018
215- High School Prep: A Strategic Transition from Middle School to Higher Grades

Middle school is no cake walk, with multiple teachers, personal schedule responsibility, and long-term assignments. In ninth grade, that reality gets kicked up a notch. Learn strategies to ease the transition to high school from Ann Dolin, M.Ed.

Sep 18, 2018
214- Screen Time Rules and Systems for Teens with ADHD

Technology powers advancements in organization and information gathering—but it's also really, really distracting for teens with ADHD. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., advises parents on how to rein in video gaming and balance it with other activities.

Aug 28, 2018
213- You’ve Got This! Motivating Teens with ADHD Without Threats or Arguments

Does your teen take forever to get started, whether it’s homework, chores, or extracurricular projects? Sharon Saline, Psy.D., teaches a strengths-based, collaborative approach to successfully motivating adolescents with ADHD.

Aug 21, 2018
212- How to Get, Afford, and Refill Your ADHD Prescriptions with Minimum Hassle

Laurie Dupar shares insider strategies to help you take control of your ADHD treatment plan, including how to manage refills, deal with uncooperative pharmacists, and save money on your prescriptions.

Aug 14, 2018
211- Breathe In, Breathe Out: A Mindfulness Guide for Teens with ADHD

Mindfulness builds emotional intelligence; increases attention; minimizes stress and anxiety; and boosts happiness. Want your teen to harness these benefits? Learn how to integrate mindfulness into everyday life from Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

Aug 07, 2018
210- A Summer Schedule for Kids with ADHD: How to Balance Fun, Independence & Structure

Children with ADHD thrive on structure. Instead of entirely lazy summer days, Sarah A. Tannenbaum, Psy.D., helps parents take a measured approach to the season by working with their child to establish schedules and goals while fostering fun and relaxation.

Jul 31, 2018
209- Boosting Your Teen's Executive Functions and Building Independence — Together

On top of raging hormones and escalating academic demands, teens with ADHD are navigating executive skill challenges. Peg Dawson Ed.D., offers parents the new tools they'll need to manage these turbulent years and transition their teen to adulthood.

Jul 03, 2018
208- 9 Ways Occupational Therapy Tackles the Symptoms of ADHD

OT can improve the skills kids need for daily living and give them the confidence to succeed in life. Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L, explains how to break down tasks into manageable steps, sensory interventions to increase focus, and more.

Jun 26, 2018
207- How to Support Loved Ones with ADHD

Russell A. Barkley Ph.D., offers guidance on helping a partner, sibling, parent, or grown child accept his or her ADHD and pursue effective treatment — while maintaining a strong, positive relationship.

Jun 19, 2018
206- How to Transform Your ADHD Into a Strategic Advantage at Work

Tap into your ADHD strengths and start excelling on the job. Edward Hallowell, M.D., and Peter Shankman offer career-changing tips, including: How to navigate office politics (even though you hate doing it) and how to defeat procrastination.

May 08, 2018
205- How to Get More Done with a Lot Less Stress!

Do you spend more time worrying about tasks than actually doing them? Susan Lasky gives you the tools you need to increase your productivity, including how to eliminate common time-wasters and the two magic words for getting more done.

May 01, 2018
204- How ADHD Shapes Your Perceptions, Emotions & Motivation

The textbook definition of ADHD fails to reflect the condition's complexity. William Dodson, M.D., discusses why we must be interested in order to start a task, why feelings of shame are so common among adults with ADHD, and more.

Mar 27, 2018
203- How ADHD Can Ignite Your Entrepreneurial Potential

It's not a coincidence that many of the world’s top CEOs have ADHD. Learn why from successful entrepreneur Ken "Bucky" Buckman, who feels that his "symptoms" turned out to be business advantages.

Mar 20, 2018
202- Your Teen Is Not Lazy! How to Best Motivate an Adolescent with ADHD

Are you over-parenting your teen with ADHD? Instead, learn from Adam Price, Ph.D., how to become his (or her) biggest ally as he develops greater independence and discovers the keys to self-motivation.

Mar 13, 2018
201- Stronger Than You Think: A Guide to Empowering Women with ADHD

As a woman with ADHD, it’s easy to lose yourself in day-to-day chaos. Linda Roggli explains how to "reframe" negative ADHD behaviors, rebuild your self-compassion, and gather the courage to live your passions, without apology or regret.

Mar 06, 2018
200- You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?! Empowering Lessons for Adults with ADHD

Peggy Ramundo, a pioneer in the effort to raise awareness about ADHD, shares the lessons and insights she's gleaned from three decades of hands-on experience working with adults with the condition.

Feb 27, 2018
199- Mindfulness Goes to School: How Meditation Helps Students with ADHD Thrive

Mindfulness activities can promote more focused and collaborative learning for students with ADHD. Elliott Buck, M.Ed., discusses how teachers, parents, and caregivers can incorporate meditation, mindfulness, and yoga into the school day.

Feb 20, 2018
198- How to Unleash Your ADHD Teen’s Superpowers

Stacey Turis explans how parents can encourage their teens to embrace their ADHD traits and understand that true strength comes from within, and maintain healthy minds and bodies, so they can discover their superpowers.

Feb 13, 2018
197- How to Energize Your Child’s Education with Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Susan Kologi, Ph.D., gives an overview of PBL, which lets students interact with the concepts they are studying—a much more conducive educational approach for children with ADHD—and advises on setting up PBL experiences at school and home.

Feb 06, 2018
196- College Accommodations for Students with ADHD and LD

High school IEPs and 504 Plans don't carry over to college and students don't receive educational support unless they ask for it. Elizabeth Hamblet explains how disability services work in college, and how to request accommodations.

Jan 30, 2018
195- How to Support (Not Enable) Children with ADHD at School

Is homework hijacking your evenings? Do you lie awake at night worrying about your child’s success at school? Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster help parents of children with ADHD step back and stop "helping" more than they should.

Jan 23, 2018
194- Homework Tools and Solutions to Lower Stress for Students (and the Rest of the Household)

Many parents of children with ADHD say homework is one of the biggest sources of family stress during the school year. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., presents research-supported strategies to end power struggles and help your child focus and finish.

Jan 16, 2018
193- Beyond Genes, Part 2: How Sleep, Diet & Exercise Impact a Child’s ADHD

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., presents the latest scientific evidence that is changing the way we think about the role of sleep, exercise, and diet on a child’s development, and how lifestyle changes can balance out ADHD symptoms.

Jan 09, 2018
192- Assistive Technology and Tech Tools for a Better School Year

Janet DeSenzo explains the difference between educational technology and assistive technology (AT) and recommends the best tech tools to include in your child's IEP or 504 Plan to help him or her meet learning goals.

Nov 21, 2017
191- The College Transition Guide for Teens with ADHD

Executive function demands increase as teens with ADHD leave the watchful gaze of their parents. Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., explains how you can avoid a rocky adjustment to college by planning and preparing during high school.

Nov 14, 2017
190- From Crushed to Confident: 10 Ways to Help Your Child Soar in School

Back-to-school time incites anxiety for many children with ADHD or LD, who may struggle to meet others’ expectations. Kirk Martin helps parents bolster their kids' confidence and give them tools to succeed socially and in the classroom.

Nov 01, 2017
189- Best Behavior: Classroom Strategies for Students with ADHD

Education specialist Shari Gent, M.S., NCED, shares parent-teacher guidelines for managing ADHD behavior at school, such as trouble handling transitions, interrupting, losing focus (and distracting others in the class), and more.

Oct 17, 2017
188- Beyond Genes: How Environment and Lifestyle Impact ADHD

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., shares the latest science behind ADHD, including the interplay of genes and environmental factors, how the ADHD brain connects and wires itself, and how lifestyle changes can improve your child’s journey with ADHD.

Oct 10, 2017
187- Beyond Dyslexia: Overcoming Reading Challenges for Children with ADHD

Robin McEvoy, Ph.D., discusses dyslexia and other reading disabilities, shares do-it-yourself strategies for helping a struggling reader and making reading fun, and advises parents on accommodations and a back-to-school reading game plan.

Oct 04, 2017
186- Practical Organization and Time Management Strategies for Middle and High Schoolers with ADHD

Students today have more demands, distractions, and busier schedules than ever. Professional organizers Michelle Cooper and Michelle Grey recommend strategies and resources and outline organizational systems that make sense to the ADHD brain.

Aug 22, 2017
185- Boost Your Child's Social Smarts: A Parent’s Guide for Children with ADHD and ASD

ADHD and autism spectrum disorder can impact social skills, affecting friendships and family relationships. Christine Lang, Ph.D., shares tools to help children to pick up on social cues, stay on topic in conversation, and be less emotionally reactive.

Aug 15, 2017
184- Lighten Up: A Healthy Weight-Loss Guide for Adults with ADHD

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., explains why adults with ADHD are at higher risk for obesity—we may impulsively choose junky foods, and emotional overwhelm can lead us to self-soothe with carbs—and shares more mindful approaches to eating and food-shopping.

Aug 08, 2017
183- "What Do You Mean?": Language Processing Disorders in Children with ADHD

A language-processing deficit impairs a child's ability to attach meaning to verbal input and respond appropriately. Gail Richard, Ph.D., helps us differentiate between language deficits and ADHD and advises on addressing challenges at home and at school.

Aug 01, 2017
182- Summer Screen Limits and Apps that Promote Physical Activity and Social Skills

Downtime during the summer months is OK, but unfettered device usage isn't healthy. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., advises parents on how to set screen time limits, recommends apps that build fitness and social skills, and how to promote other types of activities.

Jul 25, 2017
181- The Benefits of Art Therapy for Children with ADHD and LD

Art therapy uses creative processes to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and address behavior. Stacey Nelson, LCPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC, teaches parents about this alternative therapy and describes projects they can do with their children at home.

Jul 18, 2017
180- Is It Really ADHD? Dr. Brown's Definitive Diagnosis Plan

In the absence of any definitive test for ADHD—blood analysis, brain scan, genetic screening, etc.—doctors who don't specialize in the condition may struggle to identify it. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., offers comprehensive guidelines for diagnosing ADHD.

Jun 06, 2017
179- What Parents Should Know About Neurofeedback for ADHD

Proponents of neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, say it trains people with ADHD to maintain focused brainwave activity. David Rabiner, Ph.D., and Edward Hamlin, Ph.D., provide an overview of this treatment, including cost, duration, and existing research.

May 23, 2017
178- It’s About Time: Understanding the Science of Time Management with ADHD

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., takes a deeper look at the science of time awareness to understand why procrastination, time blindness, and tardiness are such big problems for people with ADHD—and teaches strategies to help us "see" and "feel" time.

May 16, 2017
177- Dyslexia: Understanding the Condition, Plus Recommended Treatment Interventions

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses dyslexia, which is the most common learning disability—symptoms, similarities to and differences from ADHD, the most effective interventions, and how to talk with your child about the diagnosis.

May 09, 2017
176- Beyond Hello: Building Conversation Skills in Children with ADHD

As Anna Vagin, Ph.D., explains, the sustained attention and give and take required in face-to-face interactions can present challenges for children with ADHD. She offers strategies for parents and teachers to help kids improve their conversational skills.

Apr 26, 2017
175- Overcoming Dysgraphia and Writing Challenges: A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Dysgraphia and written expression challenges are common in children with ADHD. For these kids, staring at a blank page can feel like torture. Literacy specialist Kendra Wagner, M.A., shares strategies to help children with LD get their thoughts on paper.

Apr 20, 2017
174- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Video Games—How Parents Can Take Action

Video games can teach problem-solving skills and critical thinking—and also suck a child’s attention from real people and experiencesd. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., and Ryan Sipes explain how to choose the best games and set reasonable restrictions.

Apr 12, 2017
173- Nonverbal Learning Disorder: An Overlooked LD in Kids with ADHD

NVLD is poorly understood, and is underdiagnosed in children with ADHD. Amy Margolis, Ph.D., explains the condition, how to distinguish symptoms from those of ADHD, and the strategies that can help these children in school and social settings.

Mar 21, 2017
172- An Educator’s Guide to Teaching Students with ADHD

Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., explains the impact of stress and anxiety on learning and beahvior, and offers insider tips for teachers of students with ADHD—from modifying assignments and learning environments to managing disruptive behavior.

Mar 14, 2017
171- 7 Ways to Be More Productive and Crush It at Work

Too many individuals with ADHD have been called an underachiever or a slacker, despite having the brains and ideas to achieve greatness. Productivity coach Alan Brown shares strategies to quiet your mind, set priorities, stay on task, and get things done.

Mar 07, 2017
170- Lessons Learned—and Shared—By Families Homeschooling Children with ADHD

Parents who homeschool their children with ADHD say that it can nurture strengths, improve academic performance, and boost self-esteem. Kathy Kuhl explains how all families can customize their child's education and benefit from a "homeschool view."

Feb 28, 2017
169- Emotional Distress Syndrome and the ADHD Brain

In working with ADHD patients over 27 years, James Ochoa, LPC, identified what he calls Emotional Distress Syndrome, and the extent to which it affects everyday life. He shares tools for weathering emotional storms and building self-esteem.

Feb 07, 2017
168- Positive Parenting Strategies: How to Build Confidence in Your Child with ADHD

By age 12, a child with ADHD may receive 20,000 more negative messages than her neurotypical peers. Kirk Martin teaches parents how to stop power struggles and meltdowns, replace negative messages about ADHD, and spark a sense of can-do in their kids.

Jan 31, 2017
167- The Happiness Project for Women with ADHD

Many women and girls with undiagnosed ADHD grow up mistaking their symptoms for personal faults. Sari Solden explains how a diagnosis can unlock serious healing, helping you to redefine "success" and focus on unfulfilled dreams rather than a to-do list.

Jan 24, 2017
166- Born This Way: Building a Healthy Relationship with Your Adult ADHD

Emily Anhalt, Ph.D., spent two years interviewing ADHD adults who have achieved financial, occupational, and emotional success without using medication, and shares what she learned about leveraging the condition as a positive force.

Jan 17, 2017
165- "What Are You Saying?" Auditory Processing Disorder in Children

Speech and language pathologist Lois Kam Heymann, M.A., CCC-SLP, explains how to identify auditory processing disorder in children and distinguish it from ADHD, and the best diagnosis and treatment approaches for APD.

Dec 13, 2016
164- Comeback Kids: Building Resilience in Students with ADHD

Research suggests that children with ADHD receive 20,000 more negative messages than do their neurotypical peers by age 12, impacting self-esteem and initiative. Anna Vagin, Ph.D., describes how to counter this negativity and build resilience.

Dec 06, 2016
163- ADHD Myths and the Stigmas They Perpetuate: A Guide to Overcoming Shame

Myths about ADHD—it's made up; it's an excuse for laziness—still abound, and it's woefully easy to internalize the shaming messages. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., explains how to overcome ADHD stigma, and how to change others' minds.

Nov 22, 2016
162- Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Unlock Positivity and Productivity for ADHD Adults

As J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., explains, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can equip people with ADHD and executive-function deficits with the skills to overcome disorganization, poor time management, and workplace challenges.

Nov 16, 2016
161- College Standouts: How to Empower Your Teen with ADHD/LD to Succeed on Campus

College students with ADHD/LD may struggle to balance term papers, laundry, getting exercise, and so on—and parents often fall into the role of concierge. Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., explains how to avoid this trap and help your teen learn to self-manage.

Oct 25, 2016
160- A Back-to-School Nutrition and Exercise Plan for Children with ADHD

Your child's activity level and daily menu can have a measurable impact on his behavior and ability to learn. Laura J. Stevens, M.S., discusses foods to avoid, and healthy alternatives, and presents strategies designed for busy families and picky eaters.

Oct 18, 2016
159- How to Solve Your ADHD Child's Homework Problems

In ADHD households, homework is often loathed by kids and parents. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., offers tips for children who come home exhausted after a long day of executive function challenges, and for parents who are weary of nagging and micromanaging.

Oct 11, 2016
158- Fight the Fizzle: How to Maintain Academic Motivation for Children with ADHD and LD

Does your child begin the school year enthusiastically—only to say he "hates school" two weeks later? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., discusses why motivation tapers off and how to end this cycle by increasing resilience, bolstering study skills, and using rewards.

Oct 04, 2016
157- How to Fight for Your ADHD Child's Rights—and Happiness

Do you know your child's legal rights at school and how to secure them? How to get the doctor to address your child's challenges? Penny Williams shares real-life advice that will transform you into an effective advocate for your child with special needs.

Sep 27, 2016
156- Ready, Set, Work: Help ADHD Students Fight Procrastination and Get to Work

For many students with ADHD, the first step is the hardest. As Cindy Goldrich explains, the trick is often feeling ready—emotionally, physically, and mentally—to begin. She shares practical strategies to help kids get started at home and at school.

Sep 20, 2016
155- "My Child Is Being Bullied at School. What Do I Do?"

Learning that your child is a victim of bullying is heartbreaking. These children often suffer depressed self-esteem and academic performance, and dread going to school. Michele Borba, Ed.D., provides strategies for addressing this serious problem.

Sep 06, 2016
154- How to Start (and End) the School Year Organized

ADHD often brings serious executive function challenges that impact school performance. Susan Lasky, M.A., shares organizing systems and tools students can use to declutter their backpacks, turn in assignments, manage long-term projects, and more.

Aug 30, 2016
153- Preventing the Summer Slide: Parent Strategies for Year-Round Learning

During the summer months, children with ADHD and LD can lose academic skills and forget facts—a frustrating step backward for kids who work hard all year long. Ann Dolin, M.E., shares fun, hands-on ways to keep kids’ minds sharp during vacation.

Aug 23, 2016
152- What Neuroscience Reveals About the ADHD Brain

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., presents the current neuroscience of the ADHD brain, including how the brain pays attention and processes information, why kids can focus on a video game but not a lecture, why stimulant medications “calm” ADHD brains, and more.

Aug 02, 2016
151- Bipolar Disorder Looks a Lot Like ADHD: Detecting and Treating a Misunderstood Condition

Roughly 20 percent of people with ADHD also suffer from Bipolar Disorder, but bipolar is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses symptoms of the disorders that overlap, and how to ensure the best treatment.

Jul 27, 2016
150- Emotions and ADHD: What Clinicians Need to Know for Accurate Diagnosis

Few clinicians understand the powerful emotional component of ADHD. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to distinguish ADHD emotional shifts and rejection sensitive dysphoria from bipolar and depression, and how to address patients' challenges.

Jul 19, 2016
149- ADHD Medication Management: How to Use and Adjust Stimulants Safely

William Dodson, M.D., shares ADHD medication treatment guidelines for clinicians. Learn about the different stimulant formulations, how to optimize the dose while minimizing side effects, and which ADHD impairments don't respond to medication.

Jul 12, 2016
148- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Adolescents and Adults

SPD can make clothing tags unbearable, loud music intolerable, perfume sickening. Whatever your specific symptoms, daily living is a challenge. Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., offers practical coping strategies and longer-term treatment options.

Jun 28, 2016
147- Beyond Meds: A Parent's Guide to Using Behavioral Therapy for ADHD

Many parents wonder if they can reduce (or replace) the role ADHD medication plays in their child’s life. William Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., details how to do that by implementing behavioral therapy at home and at school.

Jun 21, 2016
146- No More Paper Planners! Apps and Websites for Students with ADHD

Get organized…remember assignments…stay on-task…all without writing anything down? Janet DeSenzo reviews the latest technology, tools, and plug-ins that can help teens and tweens succeed in middle school and beyond.

Jun 14, 2016
145- Five Lessons That ADHD Medication Can't Teach (But Parents Can!)

A balanced ADHD treatment plan should entail more than taking a pill. Vincent Monastra, Ph.D., offers at-home strategies for teaching the life skills that medication cannot: conversation skills, confidence, strength, empathy, organization.

Jun 07, 2016
144- The Case for a Gap Year: Taking a Year "Off" Can Translate into Gains in Life Skills and Perspective for ADHD Teens

Many teens with ADHD benefit from taking a year between high school and college to explore interests, learn independent living skills, and clarify their direction in life. John Willson, M.S., OTR, explains how to structure a successful gap year.

May 24, 2016
143- Are Depression or Anxiety Hiding Behind Your ADHD? Recognizing and Treating Overlapping Conditions

Many doctors assume that anxiety or depression are side effects of ADHD—or they fail to diagnose ADHD in their patients with anxiety or depression. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., helps untangle co-existing conditions.

May 17, 2016
142- Beyond Minecraft: The Best Games and Apps for Kids with ADHD and LD

What makes Minecraft so appealing to kids with ADHD—and can it really improve problem-solving, executive function, and emotional control? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley explain, and recommend other games with similar benefits.

May 10, 2016
141- A Parent’s Guide to Managing ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism in Children

Each child with ADHD, autism, and anxiety will have unique needs. Laurie Better Perlis, Psy.D., explains how to understand your child's diagnoses and fine-tune your own strategies for managing treatment and everyday life.

Apr 26, 2016
140- Is It ADHD—or Age? Recognizing and Treating ADHD in Midlife and Beyond

ADHD is not a childhood disorder. But, in older adults, symptoms may be difficult to differentiate from the forgetfulness and "brain fog" that often come with age. Linda Roggli explains how, and shares treatment advice for ADHDers over the age of 55.

Apr 19, 2016
139- Executive Function Strategies for Middle and High School Students with ADHD

Executive function deficits manifest as procrastinating, forgetting homework assignments, and so on. If your preteen or teen faces such challenges, learn from Sarah Ward, M.S., and Kristen Jacobsen, M.S., how to help him build stronger EFs.

Apr 12, 2016
138- Ned Hallowell's Step-by-Step Guide to Adult ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Ned Hallowell guides adults through recognizing ADHD symptoms and getting a proper diagnosis later in life, then explores strengths-based approaches to treating ADHD symptoms and harnessing the condition's positive aspects.

Apr 05, 2016
137- "I Can Do This!" How Mindset Impacts Learning in Kids with ADHD

Children make much greater progress at school when they see themselves as learners. ADHD coach Cindy Goldrich teaches parents how to foster a "growth" mindset in your child and how to frame mistakes as learning experiences.

Mar 15, 2016
136- The ADHD-Executive Function Connection

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., discusses the executive functions impaired by ADHD, such as activation (organizing tasks and materials, prioritizing, getting started); focus; and managing frustration and modulating emotions; and shares strategies that help.

Mar 08, 2016
135- Engage Your Brain: How to Defeat Boredom and Get Things Done

When interested in something, ADHDers can be enormously productive. When bored, we cannot find the motivation to start or continue. Jeff Copper, PCAC, PCC, MBA, explains how to engage your brain to make even the deadliest tasks fly.

Mar 01, 2016
134- Women with ADHD: How to Let Go of Guilt and Shame and Live Your Life

Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, delves into the inner lives of women with ADHD. She discusses how to let go of guilt about perceived shortcomings or worry about societal expectations as you balance home, work, and relationships.

Feb 23, 2016
133- Social Learning Through YouTube: Teaching ADHD Kids to Talk About Feelings and Relate to Friends

Children with ADHD may have trouble reading facial expressions and understanding how their actions affect others. Speech/language pathologist Anna Vagin, Ph.D., explains how parents can use YouTube videos to teach critical social skills.

Feb 09, 2016
132- 5 Ways to Be a Better Dad: Parenting Strategies for Men with ADHD

Disorganization, angry outbursts, and the poor self-esteem that often accompanies ADHD make parenting hard. Terry Dickson, M.D., offers special strategies that can help the more than 4.5 million American fathers with the condition be their best.

Feb 02, 2016
131- Screen-Smart Parenting: Reap Technology's Benefits While Setting Reasonable Limits

Does your ADHD child seem to have a tablet or game controller glued to his hand? Jodi Gold, M.D., discusses how to use technology to your advantage and and raise a smart "citizen of the digital world," while setting realistic screen time limits.

Jan 19, 2016
130- What Really Causes ADHD—and What's the Best Way to Treat It?

Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., explains the genetic, environmental, and psychosocial factors that lead to ADHD, and provides an overview of the best behavioral, medicinal, and natural treatments for children and adults.

Jan 12, 2016
129- Top 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Taking ADHD Medication

You or your child just started taking ADHD medication—but how can you make sure it's working optimally? Laurie Dupar explains how to determine if you're taking it at the wrong time, taking the wrong dosage, or even the wrong med.

Dec 29, 2015
128- Kirk Martin's Best Strategies for Stressed-Out Moms of ADHD Kids

Mental and physical exhaustion are common in parents of special-needs children. Kirk Martin shares strategies that will help moms who "do it all" to simplify their lives, make themselves a priority, and teach their kids to be more self-reliant.

Dec 22, 2015
127- Language and Auditory Processing Problems in Children with ADHD

Language and auditory processing overlap with attention in the brain, so problems in these areas often co-occur. Neuroscientist Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., discusses how to take advantage of the brain's amazing plasticity to bring about improvements.

Dec 15, 2015
126- How Your Child's Diet Can Improve (or Worsen) His ADHD Symptoms

The food your child eats can have a big impact on behavior. Laura Stevens, M.S., discusses common food sensitivities, the importance of essential fatty acids, elimination diets, and how artificial food colors, flavors, and preservatives affect us.

Dec 08, 2015
125- Just Diagnosed? How to Succeed with Adult ADHD

It's not too late to turn around your career, relationships, and day-to-day life after an adult ADHD diagnosis, but it will take time. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., advises on finding the right professionals, treatment, and skills that will lead you to success.

Nov 24, 2015
124- Screen Time Limits & Transitions: Making Sure Homework Gets Done Before Minecraft

Does your child want to play Minecraft for hours, and have a meltdown when you tell him to stop? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., offers tips on getting homework done before gaming, setting sane screen time limits, and keeping the screen-free transition calm.

Nov 18, 2015
123- Addressing ADHD Behaviors in the Classroom

Pay attention. Be quiet. Stop squirming. These school 'rules' can be tough for any child, but they can be especially challenging for children with ADHD. Chris Dendy, M.S., explains why, and offers solutions for parents and teachers.

Nov 10, 2015
122- Where Is My Notebook? Teaching Organization Skills That Last

No more lost assignments and school supplies or missed due dates! Shari Gent tells parents how to implement a system that works with their child's organizational style, and recommends her favorite organizing products for kids with ADHD.

Nov 03, 2015
121- "Why Don't I Have a Best Friend?" ADHD Children & Social Skills

Nothing is more heartbreaking for a parent than hearing from her child that "no one will play with me at recess" and seeing him passed over for playdates. Fred Frankel, Ph.D., shares strategies for helping your child foster true friendships.

Oct 27, 2015
120- Technology Supports for Middle and High School Students with ADHD and LD

Assistive technology can help students with ADHD or learning disabilities leverage strengths to compensate for weaknesses. Shelley Haven discusses available devices and technology, and how to match them to your child's learning profile.

Oct 13, 2015
119- Homework Made Simple: Strategies for Students with ADHD

Are you ready to stop the daily homework battles with your ADHD child? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., takes the "work" out of homework with her tips for creating a study sanctuary, avoiding careless mistakes, and minimizing ADHD distraction.

Oct 06, 2015
118- Assessing Your Child's ADHD Medication Treatment as the School Year Begins

Last year's treatment plan may not provide the coverage your child needs for this school year. David Rabiner, Ph.D., explains how to assess the plan, adjust accordingly, and involve teachers in monitoring the medication's effectiveness.

Sep 24, 2015
117- Your Legal Rights at School: Get the IEP or 504 Plan Your Child Is Entitled To

Special education attorney Matt Cohen, Esq., interprets the "legal speak" of evaluations, IEPs, and 504 Plans, and equips parents to secure the accommodations and services their child is entitled to by law.

Sep 15, 2015
116- How to Stop Hovering: Teaching ADHD Preteens Independence

Parents of ADHD and LD children are used to going the extra mile. In middle school, however, you need to start empowering your preteen to plan, organize, and manage her own time. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., explains how to foster independence.

Sep 08, 2015
115- IEP/504 Plan Back-to-School Checkup

Susan Yellin, Esq., discusses how to make adjustments to your child's accommodations as the school year begins, ensure that this year's teacher will follow the plan, and how to switch from a 504 Plan to an IEP, if needed.

Sep 01, 2015
114- Are You Sure, Doc? ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment Mistakes Doctors Make

ADHD is frequently misdiagnosed as anxiety, bipolar, OCD, depression, or a sleep disorder, and doctors may not know how to fine-tune medication. William Dodson, M.D., offers guidance for ensuring the correct diagnosis and best treatment.

Aug 18, 2015
113- Brain Training: Neurofeedback and Cognitive Training for ADHD

Naomi Steiner, M.D., explains the science behind neurofeedback (NF) and cognitive training (CT), and how computer-based brain training can help children with ADHD and Executive Function Disorder.

Aug 11, 2015
112- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and ADHD in Children

Is your child irritated by tags and seams in clothing, car alarms, pungent smells? Carol Kranowitz, M.A., explains the hallmarks of sensory processing disorder (SPD), why it often travels with ADHD, and how to treat it.

Aug 04, 2015
111- Healing the ADD Brain: Treatment Options That Work

There's no one-size-fits-all approach for treating ADHD. Daniel G. Amen, M.D., explains a range of interventions, including medication, supplements, diet/exercise, neurofeedback, focused breathing, personal coaching, and more.

Jul 28, 2015
110- Summer Learning Strategies That Won't Overwhelm ADHD Kids

Every parent of an ADHD child worries about academic backsliding over the summer, but also wants to let their kid rest and rejuvenate away from the stress of school. Jodi Sleeper-Triplett helps us find the right balance.

Jul 21, 2015
109- Decluttering Made Easy for ADHD Adults and Kids

Tired of living and working amidst clutter? Professional organizer Susan C. Pinsky shares simple steps for eliminating excess, then outlines systems that will help you keep your life clutter-free.

Jul 14, 2015
108- Let's Talk About ADHD: How to Answer Questions from Doubters & Explain It to Your Child

Ned Hallowell, M.D., brings ADHD into the light of day. Learn how to address skeptical or hurtful comments from doubters, and how to boost your child's self-esteem and talk openly about his or her diagnosis.

Jun 30, 2015
107- Sex, Love, and ADHD: What Your Teen Needs to Know

Raging hormones and teen angst plus ADHD impulsivity and immaturity can lead to poor decisions. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., offers advice for talking with your teen, openly and without judgment, about sex and love.

Jun 23, 2015
106- Be On Your Own Team: 7 Self-Defeating ADHD Behaviors and How to Stop Them

Alan Brown identifies seven common unproductive ADHD behaviors—such as too much screen time, guilt and blame, the tendency to multitask—and presents the fixes that will help you stop sabatoging yourself.

Jun 16, 2015
105- The Well-Behaved Student: Solving ADHD Children's Behavior Challenges at School

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., helps parents understand the root causes of ADHD children's behavior problems at school, why time-outs and sticker charts don't work, and suggests strategies that will bring real improvement.

Jun 02, 2015
104- Improve Your Mental Clarity: Mindfulness for Adults with ADHD

Adults with ADHD either battle continual distractions or feel they have to go on "auto-pilot" to get things done. Mark Bertin, M.D., teaches us how to reduce stress and live life in real-time through mindfulness.

May 27, 2015
103- Stress at School: How It Impacts Learning and Behavior in Kids with ADHD

Many school-day tasks—organizing, focusing for long periods, taking tests—create high levels of stress for ADHD and LD kids. Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., explains how stress negatively impacts learning and behavior, and how to reduce it.

May 19, 2015
102- OCD in Focus: Recognizing Symptoms and Getting the Best Treatment

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., provides an in-depth look at obsessive-compulsive disorder—what is OCD, how is it different from ADHD, why do doctors frequently miss OCD, and what treatments are most effective.

May 12, 2015
101- Raising a Child with Special Needs: Letting Go of Expectations

When your child is diagnosed with ADHD or another special need, it's normal to go through a "mourning" period. Mother-daughter duo Gina and Katie Gallagher discuss how to give up your need for control and celebrate your child's successes.

May 05, 2015
100- ADHD Driver's Ed: Help Your Teen Avoid Accidents and Stay Safe Behind the Wheel

All parents blanch at the thought of their teen driving, but ADHDers are more likely to speed and get into accidents. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., explains why, and outlines safe-driving strategies to pass along before you hand over the car keys.

Apr 29, 2015
99- ADHD and Gifted? Helping Twice-Exceptional (2e) Kids Succeed

When a child who is gifted also has ADHD or LD, he or she is more likely to fall through the cracks. Diane M. Kennedy and Rebecca Banks-Cull share their "whole-child" approach to helping 2e kids achieve their potential.

Apr 22, 2015
98- Just Get Started: How ADHD Adults Can Turn Intentions Into Actions

We all know what we need to do, but getting started and finishing the job are more easily said than done. J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., shares ADHD-proof strategies for initiating tasks and managing interruptions.

Apr 14, 2015
97- Being the Best ADHD Mom You Can Be Doesn't Mean Being Perfect

Ellen B. Littman, Ph.D., explain why it's counterproductive for mothers with ADHD to always put others' needs before their own, and how to let go of the pursuit of perfection.

Apr 07, 2015
96- Your Brain on Music: How Sound Therapy Can Unlock Your Child's True Potential

Sharlene Habermeyer explains why music is such a powerful catalyst for development and learning, and shares fun ideas for incorporating sound therapy into your ADHD child's routine.

Mar 31, 2015
95- Identifying and Treating Bipolar Disorder in ADHD Adults and Kids

Mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, are the most common misdiagnosis in people with ADHD. William Dodson, M.D., explains why, how to tell the difference, and how to treat the conditions when they coexist.

Mar 24, 2015
94- Minecraft and ADHD Kids: Brain Busting or Attention Boosting?

Could all those hours your child spends breaking blocks be good for his ADHD brain? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley explain how Minecraft and other video games can be used as learning tools, and how to set screen time limits.

Mar 17, 2015
93- How to Teach Your ADHD Child to Become Time-Aware

When kids with ADHD struggle with the concept of time, they are unfairly labeled "lazy" or "unmotivated." Marydee Sklar explains how to teach your child to manage time—and drop the labels.

Mar 10, 2015
92- Stick to Your Resolutions and Make Your Goals Reality

Tired of giving up on New Year's resolutions and abandoning personal goals? Make this the year change happens! Judith Kolberg shares behavior modification and organizing tips that work for ADHDers.

Mar 03, 2015
91- Managing Mood Disorders and Depression in Adults and Children with ADHD

ADHD adults and children are at greater risk for developing mood disorders than their non-ADHD peers. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to identify the symptoms and treat comorbid depression.

Feb 24, 2015
90- ADHD Weight-Loss Guide: Take It Off...and Keep It Off!

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., identifies the cognitive, biological, and emotional risk factors that usually lead to diet failure, and outlines his proven mindful eating system for helping ADHD adults lose weight.

Feb 18, 2015
89- Why So Worried? Identifying and Managing Anxiety Disorders in ADHD Adults and Children

Adults and children with ADHD are more likely to develop an anxiety disorder than their peers. Thomas Brown, Ph.D., explains why, how to differentiate symptoms of anxiety from those of ADHD, and which condition to treat first.

Feb 10, 2015
88- How to Break the Procrastination Cycle and Get Things Done

Surprise—procrastination isn't actually a time-management problem, it's an emotion-management problem. Timothy A. Pychyl, Ph.D., shares proven strategies to stop avoiding tasks and start seeing them through.

Feb 03, 2015
87- ADHD in Adults vs. Children: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

ADHD is a lifelong disorder, but it can look different in adults than in children. William Dodson, M.D., explains how symptoms change with age and why many adults aren't diagnosed with the condition until their kids are.

Jan 27, 2015
86- Food Fixes: Eat Your Way to Better Focus, Mood, Memory, and Motivation

Your meal choices can impact your ADHD. Tana Amen, BSN, RN, discusses what you should eliminate from your family's diet and the specific foods you should start eating to improve symptoms, with plenty of simple menu ideas.

Jan 20, 2015
85- Executive Function Deficit Disorder in Adults and Kids with ADHD

What's behind your difficulties with planning, organizing, and meeting deadlines? Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., describes the seven major types of executive function and how they're affected by ADHD, and suggests treatment strategies.

Jan 13, 2015
84- Freeing ADHD Students from Obstacles Like Perfectionism and Procrastination

Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares strategies that can minimize common obstacles for ADHD students, such as perfectionism, procrastination, and poor organization, so they can live up to their academic potential.

Jan 06, 2015
83- Why ADHDers Can't Sleep—and What You Can Do About It

ADHD is truly a round-the-clock condition, as the many ADDers who struggle to fall and stay asleep can attest. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., shares ways to improve sleep hygiene and train your brain to shut down for the night.

Dec 16, 2014
82- Teaching Kids to Become "Social Detectives" and Identify Hidden Social Cues

Children with ADHD may be excluded by "friends," but not know why. Michelle Garcia Winner explains how to help your child develop his "social thinking vocabulary" and respond to subtle social cues.

Dec 09, 2014
81- ADHD in Women and Girls: Why Gender Matters in Diagnosis and Treatment

Women with ADHD are more frequently diagnosed later in life than men. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., discusses why this happens, the unique challenges ADHD brings for girls and women, and how symptoms change during menopause.

Dec 02, 2014
80- ADHD Children: The Right Diagnosis and Best Treatment Options

Thomas Brown, Ph.D., offers no-nonsense advice on diagnosing ADHD in children (without missing related conditions like anxiety or depression) and why managing ADHD will require more than medication.

Nov 25, 2014
79- The Organized Child: How to Establish Order at Home and at School

Does your child undertand the difference between "tidy" and "organized"? Do you? Jill Murphy shares simple, effective organizing tools that will do more than just clear floors and surfaces at home and in the classroom.

Nov 18, 2014
78- Accept Your Child's ADHD Diagnosis, Accept the Life It Brings

Ready to get real about your child's ADHD? Marianne Russo explains how to use a strengths-based approach to develop social skills and life skills and become a true advocate for your child.

Nov 11, 2014
77- Stop Procrastinating Now! Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for ADHD Adults

Is just getting started always the hardest part of the task for you? J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., explains how to identify your "tipping points" that will spur you to start and finish projects.

Nov 04, 2014
76- Do's and Don'ts of Behavior Management at School

ADHD doesn't just affect kids' academic abilities in the classroom, it affects the way they behave. Sharon K. Weiss, M.Ed., shares strategies teachers and parents can use to manage impulsivity, distractibility, and other challenging behaviors.

Oct 28, 2014
75- Moms of ADHD Kids: Recharge Your Batteries and Feel Understood

Raising a child with ADHD can be isolating. When the world doesn't understand the challenges you face and resentment builds up between you and your spouse, use these strategies from Kirk Martin to get the support you need.

Oct 21, 2014
74- "Normal" Is Overrated: Feeling Good About Your ADHD Brain

Do you live your life comparing yourself to others and feeling guilty? ADDitude blogger Stacey Turis, an expert on being weird, explains how to stop and what can happen when you embrace doing things your way.

Oct 14, 2014
73- On Your Own: A Game Plan for ADHD Teens and Young Adults

Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., guides ADHD teens (and their parents) through the many challenges of the transition to adulthood, including achieving success in college, finding the right job, and taking control of daily living responsibilities.

Oct 07, 2014
72- Why So Sensitive? Why ADDers Have Extreme Emotions, and How to Manage Them

Zoë Kessler, diagnosed in mid-life, knows firsthand that adults with ADHD experience emotions and even physical sensations in the extreme. She explains the phenomenon, and shares personal advice on managing sensitivities.

Sep 30, 2014
71- The IEP/504 Checkup: Are Your Child's Accommodations Set for the School Year?

Education attorney Susan Yellin, Esq., explains what schools should be doing to make sure a child's IEP/504 Plan will continue to serve him well, and steps parents can take to update accommodations for ADHD or LD.

Sep 23, 2014
70- Smart Money Strategies for Adults with ADHD

Executive function challenges frequently lead to financial woes for ADHD adults. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., offers tips on curbing impulsive spending and sticking to a budget, and recommends the best money management apps.

Sep 16, 2014
69- Your Back-to-School Game Plan: Set Up Your Child for a Successful Academic Year

What's your plan for the first weeks of school? Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S., shares pages from her playbook, including developing a schedule and how to find an ally at school who really understands your child.

Sep 09, 2014
68- Brain Imaging Changes Everything: Dr. Amen's Lessons from 90,000 ADHD Brain Scans

Dr. Daniel G. Amen, founder of Amen Clinics, shares the most important lessons he's learned from the world's largest database of brain scans related to ADD/ADHD, including natural ways to heal the brain.

Sep 03, 2014
67- ADHD and LD: Diagnosing and Managing Learning Disabilities in Adults and Kids

Do you or your child have a learning disability in addition to, or instead of, ADHD? Nancie Payne, Ph.D., explains how to tell, and the right way to diagnose and manage an LD at school and on the job.

Aug 26, 2014
66- Why Your Diet Doesn't Work: Weight Loss Secrets for ADHD Adults

Have you been unsuccessful at losing weight? John Fleming, Ph.D., explains how sleep habits can affect weight, why you should treat your ADHD before trying to shed pounds, and other ADHD-friendly slim-down tips.

Aug 19, 2014
65- Overcoming ADHD Shame: Why We Feel It and How to Manage It

Leading ADHD expert Ned Hallowell, M.D., explains how to accept your ADHD as a neurobiological condition, not a character weakness, and how to surround yourself with people who believe the same.

Aug 12, 2014
64- Stop the Blame and Excuses: How ADHD Adults Can Feel Good About Ourselves

Adult ADDers not only forget things and arrive late, we call attention to those behaviors. Coach Joyce Kubik teaches you how to stop calling out your ADHDisms, and how to feel good about yourself.

Aug 05, 2014
63- Sex and ADHD: How to Increase Intimacy in Your Relationship

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA, and Linda Roggli, PCC, discuss how ADHD adults can achieve a more satisfying sex life by treating symptoms and improving communication in their relationship.

Jul 31, 2014
62- Calm the Chaos: Managing Your ADHD Child's Intense Emotions (and Your Own!)

Coaches Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster offer tips for managing intense emotions (no small feat, with ADHD impulsivity in the equation) and preventing angry outbursts.

Jul 15, 2014
61- ADHD Career Clinic: Find the Right Job and Manage Symptoms in the Workplace

Finding the right job is vital for ADHD adults. Career counselor Wilma Fellman advises on choosing a job that suits your passions, strengths, and weaknesses, and how to manage symptoms once you get your dream job.

Jul 08, 2014
60- Family Mindfulness: How to Manage Stress and Stay Happy in ADHD Households

Want a calmer, happier household? Mark Bertin, M.D., explains how mindfulness can lead to better parenting and offers tips for dialing down stress in your family.

Jul 01, 2014
59- The ADHD Explosion: The Facts Behind the Rapid Rise in Diagnoses

One in 20 kids was diagnosed with ADHD in the 1980s and '90s. One in nine is diagnosed with the condition today. Dr. Stephen Hinshaw explains what's behind this rise in ADHD diagnoses. 

Jun 24, 2014
58- What's Eating Your Child? How Foods Affect ADHD Symptoms

Nutrition detective Kelly Dorfman gives the lowdown on food dyes, gluten sensitivity, and ADHD; the culprit foods you should eliminate from your child's diet; and key nutrients your child probably isn't getting enough of.

Jun 17, 2014
57- Emotions and ADHD: How Adults and Teens Can Find Emotional Balance

Shame, anger, guilt, hopelessness - feelings like these can take over and cause an ADHDer to get "stuck" at school, at work, or in relationships. Dr. Thomas Brown brings attention to the unrecognized role emotions play in our lives.

Jun 10, 2014
56- Defuse Defiance: Treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids and Adults

Standard discipline tactics, like offering rewards for good behavior, don't work for kids with ODD. Dr. William Dodson describes the medications and behavior programs that do make a difference, and why parents shouldn't delay treatment.

Jun 05, 2014
55- Motivate Your ADHD Child: What Makes Kids Tick and How Parents Can Help

Tired of nagging your ADHD kid? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., teaches parents how to inspire initiative in your child. The turnaround can start by spending just 15 minutes a day doing something he likes together.

Jun 03, 2014
54- CBT for ADHD: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Improve Time Management and Executive Function

Mary Solanto, Ph.D., outlines cognitive behavioral therapy techniques that can help ADHD adults overcome procrastination, ward off the irrational thoughts that can lead to anxiety and depression, and more.

May 27, 2014
53- Tech That Teaches: The Best Apps, Games, and Software for ADHD Children

Can't tear your child away from video games? Use his love of technology to boost organization, planning, and academic skills. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley recommend games and apps that can help ADHD kids succeed.

May 20, 2014
52- Stop the Bully: Helping Your ADHD Child Overcome Teasing

If your child with ADHD is the target of aggressive teasing and social rejection, it's heartbreaking. Cathi Cohen, LCSW, explains ways to respond if your child has been bullied, and how to prevent it.

May 13, 2014
51- "I Am Good Enough" - How ADHD Adults Can Accept and Value Differences and Thrive

Tired of being "neuro-profiled" by society and feeling not good enough? Sari Solden shares ways adults with ADHD can learn to value their differences, and recognize their unique skills and gifts.

May 06, 2014
50- ADHD and Executive Functions: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Academic Success

Executive function lets us learn and get things done, but it's often in short supply in kids with attention deficit. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., answers questions about reducing homework struggles and the skills that help kids learn.

Apr 29, 2014
49- Green Time for ADHD: How Mother Nature Can Ease Symptoms

Andrea Faber Taylor, Ph.D., shares her research proving that children with ADHD benefit from time in natural settings. Learn how green time can increase focus, and how to maximize your child's exposure.

Apr 25, 2014
48- Secrets to Raising a Confident, Successful, Happy ADHD Child

Ready to be your child's champion? ADHDers most often lead happy, successful lives when they had someone during their childhood who never gave up on them. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to be that parent.

Apr 09, 2014
47- IEP vs. 504 Plans: Learn the Differences and Secure School Services for Your ADHD Child

Children with ADHD or learning disabilities may benefit from accommodations or special education services at school. Educational attorney and advocate Susan Yellin, Esq., explains how parents can request an IEP or 504 Plan.

Apr 03, 2014
46- The Resilient ADHDer: How to Manage Stress and Bounce Back from Setbacks

ADHDers are especially vulnerable to setbacks, and can be left reeling after a job loss or the end of a relationship. Coach Jodi Sleeper-Triplett offers specific strategies to shift your mindset and increase resiliency.

Mar 25, 2014
45- Dr. Amen on the 7 Types of ADHD: Understanding Your Type and the Best Way to Treat It

Dr. Daniel G. Amen, author of Healing ADD, discusses his proposed seven types of attention deficit disorder. Learn which type you or your child may have, and the best way to treat symptoms.

Mar 21, 2014
44- Sleep Solutions for Children with ADHD

Poor sleep can exacerbate symptoms for ADHD children, but getting a good night's rest can be a struggle. Lisa Shives, M.D. and Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, discuss strategies parents can start using at bedtime tonight.

Mar 19, 2014
43- Mindfulness: A Natural Therapy to Manage ADHD Symptoms

Ever wish you could just slow down your ADHD brain? Board-certified psychiatrist Lidia Zylowska discusses how you can meditate, decrease stress, and reframe negative situations through mindfulness. 

Feb 19, 2014
42- Social Success Strategies: Helping Your ADHD Child Make Good Friends

Children with ADHD may have a hard time making close friends. Michelle Garcia Winner give parents strategies they can use to teach their child a social "vocabulary" and help them master interactions.

Feb 12, 2014
41- Getting Homework Done: Practical Strategies for Students with ADHD

Michele Borba, Ed.D., advises parents on creating healthy homework habits and addresses specific concerns, like math or reading challenges, to help make homework less of a battle.

Feb 06, 2014
40- Girls and Women with ADHD: Gender Differences and Stigma

ADHD doesn't affect only boys. As Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., explains, the disorder can look different in women and girls, and they face greater stigma surrounding symptoms.

Feb 03, 2014
39- Stop School Stress: Targeted Strategies to Improve Focus, Study Skills, and Daily Routines

Kirk Martin, founder of, gives parents the tools to handle morning frenzy and after-school fatigue, partner with teachers to help them understand your ADHD child, and more.

Jan 30, 2014
38- The Organized Student: Set Your ADHD Child Up to Succeed at School

How many times has your ADHD child completed his homework, then lost it before he could turn it in? Donna Goldberg offers solutions to help tame the chaos of lockers and backpacks and keep computer files organized.

Jan 24, 2014
37- You Can Do It! Managing Adult ADHD All Day, from Morning Through Bedtime

ADHD doesn't affect adults only during the workday. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., presents everyday solutions for fighting procrastination, identifying strengths, getting motivated in the morning, and, yes, getting to sleep at night.

Jan 10, 2014
36- Tame Your To-Do List: Stay on Time and on Task with Adult ADHD

Do you have trouble getting things done? Use the concrete strategies from ADHD coach Beth Main to develop a task-management system that works, avoid procrastination, and learn when to delegate, defer, and drop to-do items.

Jan 06, 2014
35- Defeat Distractions: How Adults with ADHD Can Increase Productivity at Work and at Home

Adults with ADHD have an especially hard time refocusing after interruptions, whether from technology, from other people, or internal sources. Geraldine Markel, Ph.D., outlines a seven-step system to limit distractions.

Dec 31, 2013
34- Time-Blindness and ADHD: Become More Aware of Time and Learn to Manage It

Are you always late? Does time feel "infinite" or "like a black hole" to you? Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., explains why common time-management techniques don't work for ADDers, and describes some solutions that will.

Dec 18, 2013
33- The ADHD Diet: Best Supplements, Vitamins, and Foods for Kids with Attention Deficit

Sandy Newmark, M.D., explains why the right nutrition can make a big difference for children with ADHD. Learn the family meal-planning approach (starting with a good breakfast!) that can help improve symptoms.

Dec 16, 2013
32- Exposing ADHD Myths: Science's New Understanding of the Disorder

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., offers the latest research to refute common myths about attention deficit disorder, including "ADHD isn't real," "bad parenting causes ADHD," and "most kids outgrow ADHD."

Dec 13, 2013
31- Remember More, Forget Less: How to Improve Your Working Memory

Weak working memory is what causes adults with ADHD to forget where we parked the car or the item we just ran to the store to buy. Dr. Ari Tuckman presents exercises and tricks you can use to build up your working memory.

Nov 14, 2013
30- Thrive with ADHD: Dr. Ned Hallowell on the Best Medical and Natural Treatments

Let Ned Hallowell, M.D., inspire you to switch from trying to "fix" your child or yourself to raising a champion. He discusses an optimized treatment plan that includes medical and natural interventions as well as lifestyle changes.

Nov 12, 2013
29- Diagnosing ADHD: What You (and Your Doctor) Need to Know

Do you think you or your child might have ADHD? Joel Nigg, M.D., explains how to get a foolproof diagnosis, discusses new diagnostic techniques, like brain imaging, and runs through what you should do before seeing a doctor.

Oct 28, 2013
28- What Is ADHD? Explaining It to Family, Friends, Teachers, and Colleagues - ADHD Awareness Month Series

Do people in your or your child's life just not get attention deficit? Michele Novotni, Ph.D., shares strategies and sample language you can use to explain ADHD in different settings, and to raise awareness in your community.

Oct 07, 2013
26- Get Started, Get Organized, Get Things Done: Practical Solutions for ADHD Adults

Streamlining your ever-growing piles of paperwork, developing new routines to stay organized -- and sticking with them, setting up systems to jog your memory, and more from adult ADHD coach Sandy Maynard, M.S.

Oct 06, 2013
27- Moms with ADHD: Keep Your Kids and Yourself Organized and Get Things Done!

Terry Matlen shares her best strategies, from one woman and mom with ADHD to another, about limiting responsibilities, creating structure for yourself and your child, managing paperwork and clutter, and more.

Oct 05, 2013
25- Fast Minds: Managing Time, Tasks, and Relationships When You Have Adult ADHD

Dr. Craig Surman and Dr. Tim Bilkey describe the organization and time-management strategies that work best for ADDers, explain how to drop negative thinking patterns, and more to help adults with "fast minds" start thriving.

Oct 04, 2013
24- Love, Marriage, and ADHD: Improving Communication and Finding Balance in Your Relationship

Marriage consultant Melissa Orlov offers relationship-saving advice on communicating clearly and fighting productively, allocating household duties, helping a partner who denies ADHD, and more.

Oct 03, 2013
23- Secrets of the ADHD Brain, Revealed: Understanding Core Symptoms and Working with Strengths

Dr. William Dodson takes us on an insider's tour of the ADHD nervous system. Learn how to build on your strengths to function at remarkable levels, get engaged in a task you find boring, and more.

Aug 13, 2013
22- Raise Your Child's Social IQ: Tips to Help ADHD Kids Make and Keep Friends

Practical tips for addressing your ADHD child's social challenges, including reading body language and other cues, conveying feelings, facing bullying, and more, from leading social skills therapist Cathi Cohen.

Aug 12, 2013
21- Put Your ADHD Teen in the Lead: How to Stop Managing and Start Supporting

Parents of ADHD teens must eventually take a step back to encourage them to develop independence. Jodi Sleeper-Triplett explains how to become your child's coach, modeling healthy behaviors and life skills.

Aug 09, 2013
20- Friends Forever: Better Play Dates and Lasting Friendships for ADHD Children

Does your child with ADHD have trouble making and keeping friends? Social skills expert Fred Frankel, Ph.D., give practical tips for hosting a successful play date, developing closer friendships, and more.

Aug 08, 2013
19- What to Treat First? Depression, Anxiety, and Other Comorbid Conditions Associated with ADHD

ADHD is frequently accompanied by one or more comorbid conditions, such as depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, or ODD. Dr. Larry B. Silver explains what to look for, and how to treat dual diagnoses.

Aug 07, 2013
18- Securing Accommodations: Working with Your ADHD Child's School

Special education lawyer Matt Cohen, J.D., answers parents' questions about getting teachers on your team, best IEP and 504 Plans for ADHD children, steps to take when your child is denied accommodations, and more.

Aug 06, 2013
17- ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life, Now!

Judith Kolberg, a pioneer of the field of professional organizing, shares her innovative advice to help chronically disorganized adults with ADHD clear their space and get things done.

Aug 05, 2013
16- ADHD in Women: How to Unlock Your Potential After a Midlife Diagnosis

Best-selling author Zoe Kessler shares her story, which every woman with ADD will relate to, and her strategies and resources to heal emotionally and overcome shame after a midlife diagnosis.

Aug 02, 2013
15- Keep Your ADHD Child Learning All Summer: Fun Ways to Boost Academic Skills

Don't let your child lose the academic skills he gained last last school year! ADHD education specialist Sandra Rief, M.A., suggests fun summer activities parents can use to improve math, reading, and writing abilities.

Jul 30, 2013
14- Teens with ADHD: How to Sharpen Executive Function Skills and Help Them Succeed

Smart But Scattered co-author Peg Dawson, Ed.D., explains how to strengthen the executive skills teens with ADHD need, like planning, organization, and time management, to make good, independent decisions.

Jul 25, 2013
13- Growing Up ADHD: Treating Attention Deficit in Preschoolers Through Adults

Steven Dickstein, M.D., explores age-appropriate medical and non-medical ADHD treatments, as well as how to adapt treatment based on symptoms, diagnoses, and an individual's strengths and weaknesses.

Jul 24, 2013
12- Clutter Cures: FlyLady's ADD-Friendly Answers to Eliminate Household Chaos

Are you living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)? Marla Cilley, the founder of, explains the concrete "baby steps" ADDers can take to de-clutter and establish new household routines.

Jul 23, 2013
11- The College Transition: How to Prepare Your ADHD/LD Teen for Success in Life

Is your teen ready to manage his time, secure accommodations, renew his ADHD his laundry? Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., co-author of On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD, explains how to prepare your young adult ADDer.

Jul 19, 2013
10- 'You're Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy!' Managing Stress and Negative Self-Talk for ADHD Adults

Practical advice for ADHD adults to defuse negative self-talk, and make good decisions when emotions throw you off course, from Peggy Ramundo, co-author of the best-selling book, You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!

Jul 16, 2013
9- Executive Function Deficits and ADHD at School: Accommodations That Work

Education and mental health specialist Chris Zeigler Dendy explains how to work with your child's school as well as the specific accommodations that will help your ADHD child with executive function deficits succeed academically.

Jul 16, 2013
8- ODD and ADHD: Strategies for Parenting Defiant Children from Dr. Ross Greene

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., author of The Explosive Child, outlines positive parenting techniques that will help oppositional and defiant kids manage frustration and develop greater empathy and reasoning skills.

Jul 16, 2013
7- Positive Parenting: Helping Young Children with ADHD Reach Their Full Potential

Improving behavior in elementary-aged children through consistency, external motivators, and selective negative consequences, from Mary Rooney, a clinical psychologist at the ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center.

Jul 01, 2013
6- The Calm Parent: How to Keep Your Cool When Your ADHD Child Acts Up

Parents of ADHD children with challenging behavior  may be locked in a cycle of defiance, disrespect, bullying, sibling fights, meltdowns, and power struggles. Kirk Martin, founder of Celebrate Calm, explains how to stop that cycle.

Jul 01, 2013
5- Alternative Therapies: Non-medical Interventions to Manage ADHD Symptoms

Would you like to reduce your dose or do away with ADHD meds? Learn about effective nutrition for ADHD and minerals and supplements that can help manage symptoms from Dr. Sandy Newmark, author of ADHD Without Drugs: A Guide to Natural Care of Children with ADHD.

Jun 28, 2013
4- School Success: Practical Tools to Help Your ADHD Child Achieve in the Classroom

Techniques to help children with ADHD and learning disabilities plan assignments, finish homework without arguing, improve working memory, and much more from Susan Kruger, a certified teacher and reading specialist.

Jun 28, 2013
3- ADHD Medications: Minimizing Side Effects and Using Meds Effectively

Learn all about choosing ADHD medications, minimizing side effects, fine-tuning treatment, and much more from board-certified psychiatrist Dr. William Dodson.

Jun 28, 2013
2- The Bright Side of ADHD: Dr. Ned Hallowell on Embracing and Succeeding with Attention Deficit

ADHD can be a gift, as long as you find the right ways to manage it. ADD guru Dr. Ned Hallowell discusses ways to stay organized, meet your goals, and control comorbid conditions.

Jun 28, 2013
1- 'Why Does He Do That?' - Dr. Russell Barkley on Understanding and Improving Your ADHD Child's Behavior

How does attention deficit disorder affect your child's behavior and development? Dr. Russell Barkley explains, and offers insightful tips on providing structure, consequences, and rewards.

Jun 28, 2013