The group Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) has nationwide branches where parents can go to share resources and experiences and find comfort in knowing that they are not alone. Call their toll-free number 1-800-233-4050 or visit their website at http://www.chadd.org. It would be great if you could get your husband to come with you to a meeting, but if he's reluctant you might want to buy or borrow a videotape about ADHD to watch together. Two good ones are Sam and Michael Goldstein's Why Won't My Child Pay Attention? and Thomas Phelan's All About Attention Deficit Disorders. How to Help Your Child Succeed in School: Strategies and Guidance for Parents of Children with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities is a video by Sandra Rief that is geared to school strategies. An excellent resource for materials about ADHD is A.D.D. Warehouse (1-800-233-9273) at http://ww.addwarehouse.com. FamilyEducation.com also has great information about ADHD, including materials on medications, behavior modification techniques, organization, homework, and special education.
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