This is a guest post written by Dr. Robert J. Hudson, MD, FAAP (aka Dr. Bob) Dr. Bob is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. He has practiced general pediatrics for three decades and devoted the past sixteen years as a behavioral pediatrician helping parents with their children who exhibit behavioral or learning problems, including ADHD. For more information about Dr. Bob, please visit his website. Image...

“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Delightfullness.” That is how Dav Pilkey, the super talented creator of the Captain Underpants and Dog Man series describes his ADHD. To him, his ADHD is not a disorder. Instead, he regards it as a superpower. This is the message he sends to children everywhere and in today’s day and age, it is definitely a message our children need to hear. Understood has teamed up with Dav Pilkey and Scholastic to help children...

Image Source: Pexels / Pixabay Homework has always been a struggle for my nine-year old daughter. To her, completing her homework can feel like torture. What may take another child 30 minutes to complete takes my child one hour or more. It is not because she is unintelligent, lazy, or defiant. It is because she has ADHD. Growing up, I always completed my homework as soon as I got home from school, so I expected the same from my daughter. However, I did not take into...

One of my favorite quotes from the original Dumbo The story of Dumbo has always been very dear to me, but the story means even more to me now that I have a young child with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). While watching the delightful new live action film, I couldn’t help but notice many similarities between Dumbo and my daughter. I saw my daughter’s adorable charm and innocence in Dumbo, but most importantly, I saw her ADHD, which took...

Photo Credit: Pexels / rawpixel.comhttps://www.pexels.com/@rawpixel You’ve been suspecting there was something a bit off about your child for a while now. When they were younger, perhaps you noticed that they couldn’t focus for longer than a couple of minutes on an arts and crafts project. You chalked it up to them “just being a kid.” After all, don’t all kids have short attention spans? As your child got older though, their attention span didn’t...

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