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ADHD in Kids Vs. Adults

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team
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The Lure of the Smartphone

By Kathleen Smith, Ph.D., LPC
Families with children who have ADHD

All in the Family

By Tracy Middleton

The Latest

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7 Bright Ideas for Parents of ADHD Kids

Here's some advice you may find helpful from educators who work with children with ADHD every day.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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10 Tips for Frantic Parents

You love your child with ADHD, but sometimes you get into conflicts that you regret. Take a breath or two, and try this advice for keeping things calm.

By Stacey Colino
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ADHD: What Moms Know

Raising a child with ADHD can be exhausting, exhilarating, frustrating, and rewarding—all in the same day. Here, mothers share their experiences.

By Rosemary Black
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Self Care

Hey, Parents of Kids With ADHD: Your Break Awaits!

'Me time' is actually possible, even when you're managing a full schedule of appointments, therapies, and the occasional meltdown. Here's how.

By Sheila M. Eldred
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When One of Your Kids Has ADHD and Your Others Don’t

ADHD affects the whole family. Here’s how to talk about it with your kids and how to help everyone form closer, happier relationships.

By Sheila M. Eldred
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Does My Kid Have ADHD? 9 Signs to Look For

It's not always easy to tell the difference between typical kid energy and behaviors that point to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Knowing these symptoms can help.

By Sheila M. Eldred
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Back to School

How to Help Your Child With ADHD Rock the School Year

Real talk about how to work with your child’s school to set realistic expectations and offer maximum support for the school year. You got this!

By Sheila M. Eldred
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Therapy Tips

Choosing the right ADHD treatments is a science and an art.

By Rosemary Black
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Your ADHD Daily Plan

Parenting a child with ADHD can be a bumpy road. Here are 10 expert tips to help smooth out the rough spots.

By Stacey Colino
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Your Doctor-Visit Prep ToolBox

To help you have a more meaningful and productive doctor visit, here are tools, trackers, and preparation tips for your next appointment.

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.
Medical Reviewer

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.