Understanding ADHD


Suspecting or hearing that your child has ADHD or ADD can trigger a number of feelings. It can also raise many questions, including “what is ADHD?” You may also wonder about symptoms, evaluations and how you can help.

The journey of parenting a child with ADHD can sometimes feel lonely, but you’re not alone. Learning as much as you can about ADHD is a great first step to getting your child the help they need.


This webpage is a great starting place for parents of young people who have recently been diagnosed with ADHD.

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