Procrastination in ADHD Kids and Teens

Does your ADD or ADHD child procrastinate a lot? If you’re like most parents, the answer is yes. And it likely leads to frustration, hassles, and maybe even battles.

And most parents are thinking: ” This whole thing could have been avoided, if my son (or daughter) didn’t leave this till the last minute!”

Procrastination is a complicated issue. There isn’t a one size fits all answer to it. To fully understand what’s going on with procrastination, and to help you to find solutions for it, I’ve interviewed Diane O’Reilly, from Indigo Tree Coaching below. She’ll help you to understand what’s going on with clutter, and also how to develop strategies to improve it.

To Join The Attention Difference Disorders Insiders Membership and

Participate in the Coaching Call for Parents

of Kids and Teens with ADD/ADHD:

“Overcome Procrastination”



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  1. Dear Dr. Handleman,

    Thank you for all you do for ADHD. Could you please send me a little more information regarding your “coaching” program— training, supervision, choosing a coach, responsibilities, requirements, etc

    I think it is a great idea but would like to learn more about it before I recommend this to famiilies and patients.


    Pat Santucci, MD

    • Dr. Pat,
      Our “Attention Difference Disorder Insiders” Membership Site is a membership site online to support people living with ADD/ADHD – either adult ADD, or child/teen ADD (i.e. we support their parents).
      For a low price, each month, our members get access to a Q and A Call with me, and a monthly coaching call with two coaches – one who focuses on Adult ADD issues, and one who focuses on Child/teen ADD issues. We do have a private members forum where members can pose questions to our coaches, to get more personalized support. As part of the benefit of joining, members get access to some core training products in ADHD, and they get a 6 week core coaching program.
      So, that is a quick summary. It is an affordable option for many people to get support they otherwise wouldn’t be able to get.
      Please let me know if you have any further questions.
      People can learn more here:
      Dr. Kenny

  2. I find it hard to get “normal” kids to stop procrastinating. To be honest, even us adults do it a lot. It’s especially tough with ADHD children and teens.

    when all else fails, remember what my grandpa said: If you can get them through high school and college without them hurting themselves or someone else (or going to jail), you’ve succeeded!


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