“Sorry we’re late.  My child had a bump in her sock.”  Many parents of children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), including myself, can relate to this.  Cutting tags off of clothes and tucking (and re-tucking) shirts into pants so our child isn’t bothered by the elastic and inseams has become the norm for us. While it’s true that all children can be bothered by certain types of clothing, children with ADHD in particular can...

“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Delightfulness is how I prefer it.  Everyone else calls it a disorder,” says Dav Pilkey, the popular children’s author of the Captain Underpants series.  When Pilkey was in second grade, he was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and Dyslexia.  Like many children with ADHD, Pilkey had a difficult time focusing, staying still, and “behaving properly” in class.  He was constantly criticized...

With Grandparents Day coming up, I thought it would be nice to give a much needed and well deserved shoutout to the wonderful grandparents of our children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Dear Grandparents of Our ADHDers, Thank you for listening to us when we began to tell you that we felt something was “off” with your grandchild.  Instead of dismissing their hyperactive and inattentive behavior as a normal part of being a kid like many often...

What you’re about to read is something most parents of children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) have a hard time talking about.  Many parents even have a difficult time accepting it.  I know it took me a while to accept myself, but the fact of the matter is now that I’ve come to the realization, I feel an incredible amount of weight lifted off of my shoulders. Here it goes.  I said goodbye to my child, the perfect little angel that I dreamed...

Before my daughter could walk, she could dance.  When she heard a song playing, she was moving her cute chubby baby arms to the beat.  Once she learned to walk, there was no stopping her from moving and grooving with her talented little legs.  When my baby girl turned three years old, I enrolled her in her first ballet class and she did absolutely amazing!  She listened to her instructor very well, followed directions great, and I feel she was one of the best dancers in...

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