ADHD—sometimes also called ADD—makes it difficult to stay on top of the multiple tasks of daily life, especially complex tasks that require organization, planning, and sustained focus. But while ADHD can be challenging, it doesn’t have to derail your life. There are many things you can do to help yourself or your child stay focused, turn chaos into calm, and manage the symptoms of distraction, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
While it's normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydream in class, or get fidgety at the dinner table, these can also be signs of ADHD. The first step to helping your child is to recognize the symptoms.
Life with a child with ADHD can be frustrating and overwhelming, but as a parent there is a lot you can do to help control symptoms, overcome daily challenges, and bring greater calm to your family.
Students who exhibit ADHD’s hallmark symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity can be frustrating. But there are ways to help them focus without disrupting the whole class.
If you find yourself constantly late, disorganized, forgetful, and overwhelmed by your responsibilities, you may have ADHD. But help is available—and learning about ADHD is the first step.
If you have ADHD, everything from paying the bills on time to keeping up with work, family, and social demands can seem overwhelming. But these tips can help you cope with symptoms, get focused, and turn chaos into calm.
Relationships where one or both people have ADHD can be troubled by misunderstandings, frustrations, and resentments. But there are ways to build a healthier, happier partnership.