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ADHD & ADD

Mom Needs Earplugs

OMG, the constant cacophony of chaos in my home makes me insane!  My two ADHD children and my imaginative musical preschooler make for a great deal of noise.  Between the chatter of blatant antagonism, the shrieks of irritable frustration, and the riotous laughter of play, the decibel level in my home is frequently a +10. I'm... Read more »

Kids and Lying: How Do You Know Who’s Telling the Truth?

All children lie. There is a lying continuum and I think that some lying is a normal part of childhood. My 13-year-old son lies a tad more than your average child, but I believe he is still within that typical range. "Did you brush your teeth?" "Yes" "OK, should I check your toothbrush?" "Well, I... Read more »

How My Gifted Child Was Misdiagnosed with ADHD

Who knew having a “GIFTED” child could be so challenging? I knew my daughter had a gift…I mean she was really reading chapter books to me on her 4th birthday!  And that is just one of the things my husband and I noticed.  Her preschool teacher didn’t seem to notice her gift, but of course she... Read more »

Is There a Link Between ADHD and Pesticides?

This week, the news broke that there might be a  link between pesticides and ADHD in kids. Apparently, researchers tested children across the U.S. in the general population and found that those with higher levels of the breakdown products of organophosphates (a type of widely-used pesticide) in their urine were twice as likely to have ADHD. This sentence in one article I read... Read more »

Living in the Present with an ADHD Child

My son is on the Autism spectrum and has ADHD. I always laugh and say he can intensely focus for short periods, then is easily distracted. He lives in the moment. Always. He questions statements regarding time and events. "In a minute" means in sixty seconds. He doesn't miss a... Read more »