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 »
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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 »
When you are in your fifties or sixties or even older and you take on the life-altering responsibility of raising your grandchild, life gets tough. Time for yourself or with your spouse is not easy to find. You tire more easily and sometimes feel like you have less patience. You may be on a limited budget. And... Read more »
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 »
For the parents of a child with ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—everyday tasks turn into battles—from getting the child out the door in the morning to getting him to bed at night. My son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 6, so I remember what it was like to have a daily tug of... Read more »
According to research done at Michigan State University, nearly one million children in kindergarten in the United States are misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD each year. For years, studies have shown that teachers will rate 50% of the children in the class with scores indicating possible ADD/ADHD when the prevalence is known to be no more than 10%.
The study... Read more »
My friend Cheryl over at A Little Bit Quirky recently wrote a post about the five minute warning and how it is often a cue for her child to engage in either a new activity or to intensify the interest in "whatever." I find that my son is exactly the same way. For him, sometimes it is... Read more »
School has been in session for awhile now. My granddaughter Maddy is in sixth grade now and she is expected to take on a lot more homework and a lot more responsibility. It’s a good life experience for her but it’s not easy to convince her of that.
Maddy has ADHD and accomplishing anything seems to... Read more »
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 »
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 »