Children's Health

ADHD: Helping Your Child Get the Most From School

Covers helping a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder succeed in school. Discusses working with teachers and other school personnel. Also covers helping your child control symptoms. Includes interactive test to measure what you’ve learned.

ADHD: Helping Your Child Get Things Done

One of the most difficult things about parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is getting your child to do what you ask. Daily routines, such as getting ready for school or bed and getting homework done, can become battlegrounds. ADHD symptoms—inattention, impulsivity, and…

ADHD: Impulsivity and Inattention

Impulsivity Impulsivity refers to acting without thinking first. Impulsivity in a person who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is highly likely to continue into adulthood. People with symptoms of impulsivity often: Are impatient with waiting their turn or waiting in line. Blurt out answers before…

ADHD: Social Skills Training

Social skills training helps the child or adult who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) be less aggressive and impulsive, manage anger, and behave in a more socially acceptable way. Techniques include: Coaching. Role-playing. Watching videotapes of positive behavior. Practicing ways to settle conflicts…