By ADHD Editorial Board, Katherine Quie, Ph.D., L.P., Marie Jackson, Mary White The ADHD mind is bright, colorful, and dynamic — like a kaleidoscope that dazzles in the right light. These creative gifts — recommended by ADDitude contributors, readers, and editors — shine that light on our kids’ unique talents and enviable energy. Get inspired […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors The holidays are supposed to be filled with joy. So why does it seem like they get more stressful every year? While the regular ups-and-downs of adulthood and the end-of-the-year rush certainly play a part, ADHD symptoms contribute, too, by making it harder for you to plan, shop, bake, and prioritize as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard Why is packing such a daunting task for people with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD)? Is it because we don’t know where to begin? That we have to make decisions? I don’t know. I do know that putting it off does not make it easier – especially when you find your favorite […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard Surveys show that, of all the members of a household, women with adult attention deficit disorder (ADHD) are the most likely to feel stress during the holiday season. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise – we are the ones baking the cookies, buying the presents, organizing and preparing for family get-togethers, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors We asked our reader panel: What is the most memorable holiday mishap caused (or made worse) by your ADHD? Our son was acting wild at Christmas dinner and trying to touch the food as we put it on the table. Before we knew it, he grabbed the bowl of mashed potatoes and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Carol Brady, Phd The holidays can be stressful for children with attention deficit. Traveling and visiting relatives may disrupt their day-to-day routines, and all the excitement can be overwhelming. Follow these real-family strategies to prevent holiday havoc, keep your ADHD kids feeling good, and create happier memories: Plan Ahead During the holidays, routine and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dr. Yannick Pauli Getting your child to give up favorite foods for an ADHD diet is tricky, and the holiday season might make it more difficult. The last few weeks of the year will be filled with dinner parties, family reunions, and other types of gatherings centered on food. Your child might feel left […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Oh Dear! Whether you’re ready for it or not, it is the holiday season! However, it doesn’t have to be a difficult time if you are shopping for someone diagnosed with ADHD. This year I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite tools and gadgets that I either use myself or are just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard Whether it’s a simple cocktail party or a lavish five-course feast, entertaining friends and family in your home is one of the delights of the holiday season. But don’t kid yourself: It takes a lot of planning. That’s something many people with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) have a hard time doing. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.