What Makes Sleep So Difficult for People with ADHD

It’s 11 pm and you’ve gone into your child’s room for the 5th time. You stay calm, you rub his back AGAIN, tell him to look at the stars painted on the ceiling, and just try to sleep. After nights of yelling, punishing, bribing, and begging you realize in your frustration that he is not … Read more

Defeat Battle Fatigue

Originally appeared in NY Parenting Magazine, January 2011 Do you feel as if your day never ends and you are constantly on alert? Living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not easy for the child with ADHD, the siblings, or the parents. The environment that surrounds the family of a child with ADHD is … Read more

For Parents: ADHD – Now What??

So your child has just been diagnosed with ADHD.  What does that mean??  Let’s just cover a few of the basic facts and try to help you put things in perspective. ADHD affects approximately 9.5% of the school age population (CDC).  You are probably aware by now that the hallmark traits of ADHD are Distractibility … Read more