ADDYTeens need help understanding how their minds and bodies work to succeed. You can’t manage something you don't understand.
ADDYTeens benefit from coaching so we can perform at our best. Learning our “PLAYS” makes it easier to tackle ADHD related challenges.
ADDYTeens are faced with choices many other kids without ADHD never have to make. We can help you make good choices to accomplish your goals.
I learned about my ADHD when I was just 12, and I was not happy about it. Believe me.
Having ADHD is like having to wear a backpack full of heavy rocks wherever you go, when most of your friends and family do not. The problem is that no one tells you how to get those rocks out of your backpack. Right? Well, I decided to fix that.
When I was just 15 years old, I wrote my first book “Embracing Your ADHD” to help teens with ADHD learn basics coping skills from someone just like them. Thousands of people around the world have read it.
My next book “Winning with ADHD” will be released in 2019.
For the last six years, I have been a vocal advocate for ADDYTeens like you. I coach kids with ADHD, work with therapists and doctors who treat ADHD, write about ADHD and speak in public to make sure people understand what ADDYTeens like us need to succeed!
My goal is to help you manage your ADHD. Real talk, real solutions.
An incredible road map for teens struggling with ADHD
Teens reading this will be left with the feeling that they are not alone, that they can learn ways to lessen the impact that their ADHD has on them and to recognize their own tremendous strengths and gifts. They will also be inspired! Family members, friends, teachers, therapists and physicians can utilize this resource to understand ADHD better and to learn ways to support teens with ADHD more effectively. A thank you to Ms. Friedman for providing her voice, experience and wisdom as a teen who has struggled and thrived with ADHD."
Grace 'tells it like it is'
"Grace Friedman 'tells it like it is' to be a teen with ADHD. "Embracing Your ADHD" is at once emotion-laden, with no punches are pulled about the difficulties ADHD can cause, and no-nonsense, as Grace shares realistic and practical tips and strategies. Families, peers, medications, self-doubts, and hidden strengths: nothing is off-limits in this readable, compelling, and ultimately optimistic and inspiring account. Highly recommended! "
The practical tips are useful for people of any age.
A guide to dealing with ADHD from an adolescent who actually knows! The insights offered demonstrate a high level of resiliency and determination. The practical tips are useful for people of any age. Grace's presentation of her struggles and her coping skills should encourage and empower many other adolescents. We have shared this website with our supervisors and trainees as a resource to be used in working with many of our clients. Thank you for this significant addition to resources needed for people struggling with ADHD."
Upbeat and Accessible
Embracing Your ADHD is an upbeat and accessible guide written for teens by a teen who has survived and triumphed over her struggles with ADHD. Grace Friedman offers practical tips and strategies that both demystify the process and offer hope and inspirations for those seeking to overcome the unique challenges associated with an ADHD diagnosis. This guide is a "must read" for anyone whose life has been affected by ADHD!
Candid, clear, warm, and organized
"I highly recommend 'Embracing your ADHD' a guide for teens with ADHD. Grace Friedman speaks openly about her process as a teenager being diagnosed with ADHD, being treated for the condition, and bravely “embracing” what this means for her life as a young adult. She is candid, clear, warm, and organized in her approach. She offers input from peers, professionals, and meaningful insights into what the process has been for herself and others like her. She is both honest and enthusiastic. I will offer this to both students and families who are trying to navigate the world of school, friendships, and feelings with the challenges of ADHD. Bravo Grace! "
Grace Friedman's guide is perfect for teens diagnosed with ADHD.
"Grace Friedman's guide is perfect for teens diagnosed with ADHD. She has written a clear, concise guide that offers tips and strategies for conquering the challenges experienced by teens with ADHD. She touches on all aspects in an engaging and optimistic manner using language that speaks directly to teenagers. I feel patients and their parents can benefit from reading this guide. As a pediatrician I highly recommend this guide to my teen and preteen patients with ADHD."