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Organizing ADHD Kids: Notebook Nightmares!

I do not think outside the box -- I am a rule follower. I would have been mortified if I did not have my homework ready to hand in when I was a kid. This is why having ADHD children has been such a challenge for me. It would not have been so bad had... Read more »

Labels: Do We Love Them or Hate Them?

Labels:  Do we love them or hate them? In our home we have ADHD, anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, Attachment Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Obviously this is NOT how we introduce ourselves! We are a family with two parents, 4 boys and a cat. We each have our strengths and weaknesses and we try very hard... Read more »

New Study Finds Kids With ADHD Helped By Diet

A new study assessing the effectiveness of a restricted elimination diet on the behavior of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was conducted in the Netherlands and Belgium. They enrolled 100 children (4 – 8 years) and randomly assigned them to either a group that received this special diet or to a control group that... Read more »

Are Your Child’s “Friends” Really Foes?

How can you tell when your children’s friends are actually being friendly or more foe-like? Parents of all children know how hard the challenges of negotiating cliques, bullying, and manipulation of their kids by other kids can be.  Parenting a child on the spectrum or a child who has difficulty making friends makes this situation... Read more »

The “H” in ADHD

I have often been corrected by people when I attribute my granddaughter Maddy’s behavioral problems to ADHD. I am told that it is a “focusing problem,” such as not being able to sit for long periods of time at school or reading a book and not understanding what she read. I felt like such a... Read more »