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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex condition that affects both children and adults. Researchers aren’t exactly sure what causes ADHD, but we do know that it can lead to behaviors such as trouble paying attention, overactivity, and acting without thinking first.
According to numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 6.4 million U.S. children between the ages of 4 and 17 years have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011. Those kids will grow up to be adults living with ADHD.
ADHD can be challenging not only for those who have it, but also for parents and caregivers. These bloggers invite you into their worlds and discuss what it’s like to live with ADHD. Some speak from personal experience, others offer professional advice, and all are top resources for information and support.
An ADD Woman
Brenda Nicholson has been an ADHD coach since 2000. She also happens to be a woman with ADHD. Her blog is geared toward helping other women like her be productive and feel confident in their own skin. She’s also open to suggestions from readers on topics they’d like to see her tackle. Visit the blog.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but many parents don’t have an extended support network. ImpactADHD is a community of parents of kids with ADHD who have come together to help each other navigate the ups and downs. Parents coach each other and learn from each other’s experiences. Blog posts tackle all aspects of parenting kids with ADHD successfully, from toddlerhood to the teenage years. Visit the blog.
Totally ADD is written by a team of people living with ADD who are dedicated to helping their peers. Several bloggers share their thoughts and personal experiences, such as founder Rick Green, who talks in-depth about his views on medication, why he doesn’t take it, and what works for him instead. Visit the blog.
My ADD/ADHD Blog
Tara McGillicuddy has been blogging for 12 years. Since 1997, she’s helped people with ADD and ADHD get access to the education and resources they need, too. Come to her blog for an endless stream of actionable tips to help make daily tasks easier with ADHD, like how to create a schedule or get enough sleep at night. Visit the blog.
Dr. Hallowell’s Blog
Dr. Edward Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist who specializes in ADHD. He’s written several books and is a great source of information on the many ways ADHD can affect children and adults. Many of his blog posts focus on harnessing the positive aspects of ADHD behaviors and learning how to use them for your own advantage. For example, he encourages play because it allows you to be creatively engaged in an activity. Visit the blog.
ADHD Roller Coaster
For 17 years, Gina Pera has been dedicated to opening up dialogue on adult ADHD. Her background in journalism has made her a thorough researcher and interviewer. Her blog posts tackle issues the ADHD community faces, like managing medication properly and even relationship strain when one or both partners has ADHD. Visit the blog.
ADD Consults Blog
Women with ADHD can face unique challenges, especially if they become moms to kids with ADHD. Terry Matlen knows this firsthand. Not only does she have ADHD herself, but one of her two children also has it. Her blog is all about sharing resources for other women facing the same challenges. She also talks about helpful products, like a fidget cube, and an app than can help you get to sleep. Visit the blog.
Author and ADHD coach Jacqueline Sinfield writes about thoughts, feelings, and situations that can be challenging for someone with ADHD. Her blog posts talk about what can be helpful for someone with ADHD, like cognitive behavior therapy and rest days, and what can be less helpful, like overthinking things. Visit the blog.
Marla Cummins’ Adult ADHD Blog
Maintaining productivity can be trickier with ADHD. ADHD coach Marla Cummins writes about how you can work effectively to accomplish things the way you want to. Her posts walk you through how to accomplish everyday tasks, like getting rid of clutter. She also busts the myths on everything you’ve ever heard about ADHD. Visit the blog.
ADHD Advice from Verywell
Verywell’s ADHD hub aims to answer some of the questions you might have about ADHD. Some posts explain and dispel myths around the condition, others offer helpful advice for parenting a child with ADHD, and others discuss how to interpret and act on your feelings as they relate to ADHD. Visit the blog.
Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid
Sisters Patricia Terrasi and Gina (Terrasi) Gallagher are not your typical mom bloggers. They talk about the challenges and rewards that come with parenting kids who aren’t “perfect.” Sharing advice and their own parenting journeys, they’ve created a space for parents that is free of judgment and chock full of honesty. Visit the blog.