Welcome to our ADHD website!
Our family welcomes you to our website which features important information on teenagers who are struggling with ADD or ADHD. Attention deficit disorder runs in both our families, so we have had a lot of first-hand experience coping with its challenges. Currently all three of our children and all five of our grandchildren have been diagnosed with either ADD or ADHD. So my husband and I are personally aware children, especially teenagers with ADD or ADHD present unique challenges for parents, teachers and counselors.
Parenting our sons was probably the most humbling, yet rewarding, experience of our lives. Now that our sons and daughter are grown and coping successfully with ADHD, we have developed this website to share information with other families and professionals. Hopefully, you'll learn from both our mistakes and our successes. My family and I bring you a message of hope plus send best wishes during these difficult teen years!
Chris A. Zeigler Dendy and her family,
author of the best selling book,
Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD and Executive Function Deficits. 2nd ed.
The Importance of Educating Youth about their ADHD! Educating teens and preteens about their attention deficit is critically important yet difficult to achieve. A book and DVD combination on the topic of ADHD seemed to be the best option for educating this age group. Not surprisingly, we have found that teens are more likely to listen to their peers in a DVD than their parents or doctor.
Because so few materials are available, we have developed several resources that may help other families cope with this challenging condition. Currently three books, two videos plus our popular ADHD Iceberg poster are available to you from this website. Here are three examples:
||NEW! A Bird's-Eye View of Life with ADHD and EFD...10 Years Later |
(3rd ed) : Advice from Young Survivors
(a companion guide for Real Life ADHD!)
This third edition of Bird’s-Eye View provides a ten-year update on 11 teens that were featured in the original book. Today, their careers range from teacher, to a chef, bandleader, music major, artist, army reservist, assistant to a hospital ICU director, and college students. These young people offer the best kind of advice—advice based upon first-hand experience. As an added bonus, scientifically accurate information and practical strategies are provided in words and examples that young people can easily understand and put into practice. But best of all, teens and their families are left with a sense of hope that they too will survive this sometimes, overwhelming disorder.
|| Real Life ADHD! |
Our popular DVD, Real Life ADHD, is the only video produced specifically for teens, preteens, and young adults that features advice from the real experts--30 young people from 12 states ranging in age from 12 to 21. Six of the teens are also featured in our new companion guide, A Bird’s-Eye View of Life with ADHD and EFD...10 Years Later, (3rd ed): Perry, Kati, Katie, Erik, Kyle, and Nathan.
||Father to Father: Expert Advice on ADHD|
This powerful video features four dads talking about the day-to-day challenges of parenting children with ADHD. These fathers share the joys and challenges that go along with raising these children. They also describe their child’s strengths, sources of conflict such as school problems, homework battles, conflicts between parents, the self-doubts that plague most parents, medication benefits vs. concerns and the “discipline dilemma.” A new bonus segment was added--A Military Dad’s Perspective on Discipline—featuring Tommy Dendy, a graduate of the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. Dendy shares his unique perspective on discipline, plus speaks candidly about the mistakes he made.