Mom, where’s my….?! Lost and Found with ADHD.

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Truly, I thought I was past the days when I was the chief locator, but this Christmas holiday proved that those days are not over. The boys may be adults, and they may successfully be finding their way in their respective chosen paths, but they are not successfully finding their: cell phone shoes iPod Kindle Fire (oh, my, the drama!) keys glasses jackets or jeans All the boys were home at one point; Joe stayed about a week, and Mike stayed almost a month. And ADHD was at home again, too! Yes, I saw wonderfully encouraging evidence that they were growing up. Joe is preparing … [Read more...]

Off to College! Another Success Story from a Reader

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As always, we're grateful to parents and students who share their stories and hints. And - as always - we're protecting the privacy of this mom and daughter by changing names. Our ADHD-I student is heading off to college in August. We attended orientation and each of us was overwhelmed by all the information coming at us. At the end of the first day, I immediately began organizing all the paperwork in a 5” 3-ring binder! I made exhaustive notes on what to accomplish the next day. Armed with my notebook and ready to go by 6:00 am the next day, my husband and I met up with Selina at … [Read more...]

Books for Adults with ADHD

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Here are some great books for Adults with ADHD. Ask for them on your Christmas list! ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life - A good response to the needs of adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It deals directly and exclusively with the greatest challenge that adults with ADHD face: the problem of disorganization. Moms with ADD: A Self-Help Manual - Chapters on juggling, dealing with school, work, and holidays. Some really good ideas are presented, but even with all the strategies included, I found this book hard to read. It seems to try a bit to hard. Out of the … [Read more...]