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PsychCentral - ADHD Tip: How to Organize Your Family and Household


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By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY, M.S.
Associate Editor

Running a household takes effort. And it can be especially challenging for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

ADHD impairs executive functioning in adults (and kids), making it harder for people to plan, prioritize, organize and follow through with various tasks — especially boring ones.

Of course, that’s exactly what you need to do when everyone in the family has a demanding job, goes to school, is involved in extracurricular activities, and has other commitments.

The good news is that there are many strategies that can make organizing your household a much smoother and more productive process.