Never Punish a Child for Behavior Outside His Control

Make ADHD the enemy; not your child. Catch your child being good every day. Stop blaming others. And other rules for raising a child with ADHD that every parent should hear. Deborah Carpenter Most parents are good parents. But if your son or daughter has attention deficit disorder (ADHD), “good” may not be enough. To...

How Do the Symptoms of ADHD Change as Children Get Older?

The disorder isn’t just for kids, and if people go untreated, the stakes get higher as they grow older. Dr. Jeffrey Halperin, a psychologist at New York’s Queens College and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, discusses the course of untreated attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and how it can have significant effects into adulthood.

What’s ADHD (and What’s Not) in the Classroom

Signs that a child might have the disorder, and other problems that may be confused with ADHD Caroline Miller Many children with ADHD show signs of the disorder before they reach school age. But it’s in school, when they are having trouble meeting expectations for kids in their grade, that most are referred for diagnosis....

ADHD in Children

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms and Getting Help It’s normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydream during class, act without thinking, or get fidgety at the dinner table. But inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD). ADHD can lead to problems at home and school...

ADHD & the Brain

No. 121; February 2017 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition where people have difficulty with inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, regulating their mood, and organization. For example, a child or teen with ADHD may have trouble in school and home with paying attention, concentrating, losing things, following directions, sitting still, acting without thinking, or getting mad and...