Dear Heloise:

You might remember me as the mother of six children, all who have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

For the past few years, you have printed my letters about a valuable program I participate in called ADHD Experts on Call, an educational hotline that allows parents and teachers to speak one on one with leading experts in the field of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Today, from 8 a.m. to midnight EDT, I will be on hand to answer questions along with more than 20 top ADHD experts, including doctors, teachers, school nurses and advocates. The toll-free number is 888-ASK-ADHD (275-2343).

In addition to speaking with leading experts, all callers may request free, easy-to-read booklets about ADHD.

When you print my letter, we receive literally thousands of calls from people who say they read about our hotline in "Hints From Heloise."

We can't thank you enough -- with your help, we have been able to help so many families cope with this disorder.

For parents and teachers helping children cope with the many challenges of ADHD -- or for anyone who has questions about this chronic disorder -- ADHD Experts on Call offers authoritative, reliable guidance.

The importance of proper education about ADHD is key to the success of properly managing it.

I only wish that ADHD Experts on Call had been there for me and my husband when our children began to struggle with the disorder. With courage, professional assistance and access to dependable information, families can learn to manage ADHD and help their children make the most of their lives at home, at school and at play.

Sandra Jones, Ph.D.

Sandra, your letter is one that I'm proud to print. Folks, jot down the phone number so you can call these experts with any questions you might have.

Dear Heloise:

Before pouring cream from a pitcher for your coffee, put a little butter on the spout. You will have no drips -- works every time.

Eleanor Wenger

Ventura, Calif.

Send a money- or time-saving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, Tex. 78279-5000, fax it to 210-HELOISE or e-mail it to Heloise@Heloise.com. Please include your city and state when faxing or using e-mail. I can't answer your letter personally but will use the best hints received in my column.

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