December 1 – 7, 2017   We did it, guys! We made it to Friday! *high fives and wine all around* Welcome to this week’s Wound Up, where we can all laugh about the hilarious (and sometimes downright crazy) things our children with ADHD (and ourselves) did and said during the week. Some of the Facebook posts included in the Wound Up may not be specific to ADHD, but if they are here, then you can bet they are definitely relatable to parents of children with ADHD. Parents...

This is a guest post written by Marie Miguel. Marie Miguel is an avid internet researcher. She is fueled by her determination to answer the many questions she hasn’t been able to find the answer to anywhere else. When she finds these answers she likes to spread the knowledge to others seeking help. She is always looking for outlets to share her information, therefore she occasionally has her content published on different websites and blogs. Even though she doesn’t run one...

“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...

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