My 5-year-old has trouble following instructions. He just doesn't listen. I do time outs and it's still the same. His teachers do too. I'm at a loss.
- Mandi Levine, PsyD, MBA
We suggest 'labeled praise,' or specifically rewarding desired behaviors and 'actively ignoring' others. And since the boy's father has ADHD an evaluation isn't a bad idea.READ MORE
Empowering Kids Who Learn Differently
A conversation with David Flink about his new book, and how to succeed with LD and ADHDREAD MORE
Top ADHD Resources
A round-up of our most essential information about diagnosis, treatment, and helping kids with the disorder reach their potentialREAD MORE
How to Tell if Your Daughter Has ADHD
Girls with ADHD have less obvious symptoms than boys, even if they're hyperactive and impulsive, and they often hide their struggles.READ MORE
What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?
- David Anderson, PhD
ADD, or attention-deficit disorder, is an old term, now out of date, for the disorder we call ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.READ MORE
How Girls With ADHD Are Different
Since they don't fit the stereotype, they often go undiagnosed, at great cost both emotionally and academically.READ MORE
My daughter with anxiety and ADHD says she 'is not as smart as the other kids.' How can I help her find strength and motivation?
- Dominick Auciello, PsyD
Setting the stage for success inspires confidence. And parents should remember that although school is important, there are other areas where children can excel.READ MORE
What We Know About the Long-Term Effects of ADHD Medications
A summary of what the research shows for parents trying to weigh the risks and benefits for their kids.READ MORE
Do Kids Grow Out of ADHD...and How?
While some kids do shed the diagnosis, it's vital to think about what all children can achieve with early intervention. Sometimes 'wait and see' is the worst option.WATCH MORE
How Do I know If My Child Has Executive Function Issues?
A guide to tests that are used to identify problems kids are having with organizationREAD MORE