ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

According WebMD: 

"Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors interfere with school and home life.

It’s more common in boys than in girls. It’s usually discovered during the early school years, when a child begins to have problems paying attention. 

Adults with ADHD may have trouble managing time, being organized, setting goals, and holding down a job. They may also have problems with relationships, self-esteem, and addiction."

 

Resources

  • ADDitudeMag 

  • Attention Deficit Disorder Association

  • CDC - AHDH

  • More to ADHD

 

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"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardships, and decide not to surrender, that is strength."

 

- Ghandi

Good Reads

On the Internet

Books

  • Mindful Parenting for ADHD - Mark Bertin

  • Parenting ADHD Now!  - by Elaine Taylor Klaus

  • Raising a Daughter (or Son) with ADHD - by Madelyn Anne Richey and  James W Forgan

  • Taking Charge of ADHD - by Russell A Barkley

  • Teaching the Tiger - by Marilyn P Dornbush

  • Understanding Girls with AD/HD - by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ellen B Littman, and Patrician O. Quinn