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What is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and how do you manage it?

Children with poor concentration, high activity levels, and little or no impulse control are hard work, both at home and in the classroom. But understanding their needs, and giving them the right support, which may or may not include medication, can make life a whole lot easier for everyone involved.

Children with ADHD need parents who know what they are doing. Whether or not you eventually go the route of medication, the very first step is the get solid and effective behavior management systems in place. That is precisely what both The GOOD CHILD Guide and James Lehman's Total Transformation will teach you.

So, are you eager to give your child (with or without Attention Deficit Disorder), the very best chances of success - at home, at school, and in life? Then start with the articles below, and then invest in The GOOD CHILD Guide.

Here are the articles:

What is ADHD and How Do You Manage It?

I have had a number of people asking about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Not surprising, really, since it is such a common concern. So what is it, when should you be thinking about it,...  (More...)

Recognizing ADHD

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) show the following symptoms: Poor attention span and concentration – unless totally engrossed in something (like a computer game). ...  (More...)

What are stimulant medications?

Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Equasym, and the new long acting Concerta XL) and dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, Adderall (also contains levoamphetamine),and Adderall XR (long acting)) are sometimes called “stimulants”. When prescribed for people who have attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) they...  (More...)

Adjusting Stimulant Doses

This discussion is mostly about the short acting stimulants Ritalin, Equasym, and Dexedrine. The newly available long acting preparation, Concerta XL, contains the same drug (methylphenidate) as Ritalin but,...  (More...)

ADHD Diagnostic Criteria – DSM IV

A. Either (1) or (2): 1) six (or more) of the following symptoms of inattention have persisted for at least 6 months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with...  (More...)

Books on ADHD

There are ever increasing numbers of books on ADHD – some for professionals, many for parents, and some excellent ones for children. Many of these are available from the...  (More...)

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