ADD & ADHD

Is your child hyper, impulsive, or have a super-short attention span? It could be attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn about the signs, diagnosis, and treatment and get the support you need to help your kid stay focused.

Why the Key to Treating ADHD Goes Beyond Medication

Most kids who've been diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder aren't getting the right mix of medication and behavioral management that can make all the difference.

Helping a Child With ADHD Succeed in School

Your kid may have trouble sitting still in the classroom or focusing on assignments, he can still reach academic success following these guidelines.

Understanding Treatment Plans for ADHD

Dr. Harold Koplewicz, President of the Child Mind Institute, and Diane Debrover, Deputy Editor of Parents, discuss concerns about medicating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Powerful Short Film Reveals What It's Like to Be a Kid With ADHD

Ever wondered what life for a child with ADHD is like? A new animated video shows his perspective.

ADHD and Five Impaired Abilities

Learn more about the five executive functions (or cognitive abilities) that are difficult for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Watch this video from the Child Mind Institute.

5 Myths About ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Learning and Attention Issues

Nearly one in five children in the U.S. may have learning or attention issues that impact their ability to succeed in school. But despite advances in understanding these issues, many myths still exist.

Signs Your Child Might Be Suffering From Learning or Attention Issues

Is your daughter hyperactive, or just a typical little ball of energy? Could your son's brash disinterest in math mask a deeper problem? Some signs of learning and attention issues are subtle, and others may even be downright counterintuitive.

Life with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder

Life with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder can be overwhelming for a child. Overstimulation can cause breakdowns or affect verbal communication. One mom describes the challenges of facing society's questions and future dreams of acceptance for her son with special needs.

How Young Is Too Young for an ADHD Diagnosis?

Of the 6.4 million U.S. kids already diagnosed with ADHD, almost one third were given their diagnosis before they reached the age of 6, a new CDC report has found.

Understanding My Child's Learning and Attention Issue: My A-Ha Moment

The second a teacher said the words attention deficit disorder I felt the monumental puzzle pieces of life falling into perfect place. Suddenly all of the things my son had struggled with made sense.

Expert Q&A: Discipline, Depression, ADHD, and More

Michele Borba, EdD, the author of 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids, answers behavioral questions from parents struggling with children ages 6 through 8. The internationally renowned educator and award-winning author is a Parents.com advisory board member.

How Sports Can Help Kids With Differing Abilities

In honor of October as ADHD Awareness Month, USA Swimming offers tips to effectively coach kids of differing abilities.

Speaking With the Stars: Grace Kaufman Talks About ADHD and Bullying

Grace Kaufma, star of the new movie SISTER, talks about playing a character with ADHD and how kids can handle bullying.

The Stigma of Girls With ADHD

The Stigma of Girls With ADHD

Homework Hassles and ADHD

For kids with an attention disorder, completing schoolwork is especially challenging. Find out how you can help.

Dr. Alan Greene on Oppositional Defiant Disorder

How do we know if this is ODD or just a stage?