Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

October 30, 2012

ADHD expert to speak on 'overbooked' families

The Andover Townsman

---- — An author and authority on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is coming to Andover this month to speak with parents about overbooked families.

Parent to Parent is bringing Edward M. Hallowell, child and adult psychiatrist, world-renowned speaker and a leading authority in the field of ADHD, to town on Nov. 13. His lecture, “The Distracted Family: Overstretched, Overbooked and About to Snap” will take place at the West Middle School Auditorium from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The lecture by Hallowell, , is free to the public.

Hallowell will discuss ways to manage over-scheduling within today’s busy families.

A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, Hallowell was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004. He remains a highly recognized speaker around the world and has presented to thousands on topics such as ADD, strategies on handling fast-paced lives, the childhood roots of adult happiness and other family and health issues.

“His approachable style combines his expertise as a Harvard Medical School instructor with his uncanny understanding of human nature. He has been prominently featured in the media, including Dr. Oz, Oprah, 20/20, 60 Minutes, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America and The New York Times, Time Magazine, and the Harvard Business Review,” notes Jennifer DelMonaco of Andover’s Parent to Parent group.

Hallowell is also the founder of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, Mass. and New York City.

He lives in the Boston area with his wife and their three children. He welcomes hearing from readers, and can be reached through his website:, according to a release.

Parent to Parent calls itself an Andover organization “dedicated to bringing a variety of specialists to our community to speak on parenting topics.” For more information visit