Downloaded from on 6 December 2019 ADHD Medications Rarely Work Perfectly on the First Try Finding the most effective ADHD medication for your particular brain chemistry is — unfortunately — still a process of trial and error. It’s rough, but don’t give up — at least not without reading […]

ADHD Medication Problems You Can Fix

Downloaded from If you’re considering an ADHD medication for your child, you need to know how stimulants — methylphenidate or amphetamine — and nonstimulants work, whether risks exist, and what dosages and frequencies are normal. Here, experts answer these and other frequently asked questions about treating your kid’s ADD. […]

ADHD Medications for Children

Downloaded from on 5 December 2019 “How Little Plastic Bricks Helped My Brain Focus and Concentrate” I struggled in school — a lot. Until I found a way to infuse my education with the same visualization, planning, and scaling techniques that I had successfully (and enthusiastically) applied to my […]

How LEGOs Improve Concentration for Children with ADHD

Downloaded from on 5 December 2019 To reduce the risk of substance-use disorders, treatment with stimulant medication should begin prior to 9 years of age, according to research on the life-long health factors that affect children with ADHD. BY TIMOTHY WILENS, M.D. Most parents, very understandably, agonize over the decision […]

ADHD and Substance Abuse: How Stimulant Medication Reduces Future Risk

Downloaded from on 20 November 2019 BY WILLIAM DODSON, M.D. The textbook signs of ADD — inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity — fail to reflect several of its most powerful characteristics; the ones that shape your perceptions, emotions, and motivation. Here, Dr. William Dodson explains how to recognize and manage […]

3 Defining Features of ADHD That Everyone Overlooks

The Importance of a Daily Schedule for Kids with ADHD: Sample Routines and More Downloaded from on 5 November 2019 Children with ADHD need routine. Reliable schedules for mornings, after school, and bedtime make a tremendous difference in setting expectations, building good habits, and improving ADD-related behavior. Use these […]

Use This Sample Schedule With Kids with ADHD / ADD

Copied from on 8 March 2019 Your child is funny, charming, and spontaneous — but sometimes, the traits that make you love her so much conspire to drive you (and everyone else) up the wall. Here, Dr. Peter Jaska shares solutions to five of the most common behavior problems […]

My Child Just Doesn’t Listen! And More Frustrating Discipline Problems

Copied from on 8 March 2018 Too many challenges? Not enough solutions? Hold on and hang in there. Hard work today pays off tomorrow for kids with attention deficit. BY LISA ARO My husband and three of our six children had already been diagnosed with attention deficit when another son’s […]

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