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7 Things I Learned About Caffeine and Kids With ADHD

When I was in high school, drinking coffee made me feel sophisticated and—I thought—helped me concen...

ADHD Tips From My College Years, by Rae Jacobsen, photo courtesy of Rae Jacobsen

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ADHD Tips From My College Years

Doing well in college wasn’t a snap for me. Having ADHD meant I had to be creative when figuring out...

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A Missed Deadline Becomes a Chance to Speak Up About ADHD

A few weeks ago, I nearly missed a deadline—a big problem for a writer. Everyone makes mistakes like...

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How My Tutoring Experience Came Full Circle

It’s noon and I’m sitting in a chair made for a child, watching something wonderful happen. An open...

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“I Feel So ADD”: When Casual Language Means More Than We Think

“Ugh, I’m having such an ADD moment!” ADD, a subtype of ADHD, is often used as shorthand for being s...

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