Helping English Language Learners Who Struggle in School
English language learners often struggle in American classrooms. How can parents and teachers determine if there's more going on, such as a learning disability? There are methods to help pinpoint the cause.
Parent strategies for keeping licensed teen drivers with ADHD safe
Dr. Marlene Snyder offers parents practical tips to help newly licensed teen drivers stay safe.
It worked: from cartwheels to college — a lesson in perseverance
A mom steps back and lets a caring gymnastics coach teach her daughter that persistence pays off.
It worked: 9-year-old plays a role in his own success
One mother explains how her son with ADHD had trouble working in small groups at school -- and how she found a strategy to help him succeed.
Inattentive ADHD: overlooked and undertreated?
Inattentive AD/HD interferes with learning and friendships, yet it often goes undiagnosed. Learn what signs and symptoms to watch for -- and how to get help.
How to help your child with LD manage homework
Work with the teacher to determine how much and what kind of homework works best for your child.
The complexities of second marriages for parents of teens with ADHD
Learn about common challenges for parents and their kids with ADHD in blended families.
When teens with ADHD are learning to drive: parent strategies
An expert explains how parents can address the risk factors that arise when impulsive or distractible teens are learning to drive.
Home alone: leaving your teen with LD and/or ADHD unsupervised
If leaving your teen unsupervised raises special concerns, these strategies may help manage the risks.
Controversial treatments for children with ADHD
Although parents of children with AD/HD want the very best treatment for their children, not all AD/HD therapies meet scientific standards. Learn what works -- and what not to waste your time and money on.
Controlling your emotions and behavior when your child is disrespectful
Learn how to stay cool and maintain a steady course when your child is pushing your buttons.
Choosing college courses: heeding advice from adults vs. peers
A mother tells how her daughter learned the hard way whose advice to trust when choosing college courses.
ADHD, stimulants, and substance abuse
Media stories about stimulant medications for ADHD are often misleading. Learn what research tells us about ADHD medications and the risk of substance abuse in children and teens.
Dr. Bruce Hirsch talks with parents about kids' anxiety
A therapist helps parents sort through their children's anxiety symptoms and suggests effective ways to respond.
The push and pull of fostering teen independence
Learn how to strike a balance between being overly protective and giving your teen too much freedom.
What are some myths about people with ADHD?
Some people claim ADHD represents a set of evolutionary qualities that helped our ancestors survive. An expert debunks this theory by explaining how ADHD reflects weaknesses in the development of efficient self-regulation and self-control.