Forum Rules: This forum is hosted on our server, but the topics and posts do not necessarily express our views.The point of this forum is to allow everyone to post their thoughts and ideas, talk about Beaver Island and all things related, and have a place to chat with other Beaver Island folks.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood.

Diagnosing ADHD can be tough and once a diagnosis is discovered, the next steps are crucial.

Posts which are intended to attack or offend others are not appropriate.

"I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

We do not moderate posts based on whether we agree or disagree with a particular topic. The rules are: 1.) Please be kind and considerate, and keep the forum constructive. We value everyone's right to express their views, but in cases where someone else may be negatively impacted by a post or where the lack of a name causes confusion, anonymous posts may be deleted.

3.) Please keep the forum clean and appropriate for any age.

This is why blogs and forums can provide a safe place for those in the ADD/ADHD community to share their experiences, ask questions, and provide help to others.

It is not so scary when you realize how many people are out there with you! On this website you’ll find the personal stories of moms and dads parenting children with ADHD.

It’s an amazing way for all the members of our community to get connected and get (or give) support, advice, and encouragement.

While seeking professional help is recommended for any persistent symptoms—physical, psychological, or social—that interfere with your ability to perform your day-to-day responsibilities or that degrade your quality of life, it is also important to seek out the help and support of individuals who care about you and who are familiar with the struggles you are experiencing.

Go to the Discussion Forum The forum also allows individuals and groups to continue conversations that are started in the Online Peer Support Chat and to raise new issues that we didn’t have time to discuss.