My Child Saw Me Cry Because of Her I recently did something in front of my daughter that I swore I’d never let her see me do. I cried. I’m not talking about crying during a sad scene in a movie or because I lost a loved one. I’m talking about crying because of her. My 8-year old has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and she’s had this diagnosis for a little over three years now. While ADHD gives my daughter many advantages (i.e. Ability to...

This is a guest post written by Sarah Cummings. When it comes to your children’s health, making sure they get enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do. Sleep boosts the immune system, improves mood, fosters creativity and productivity and enables us to be more thoughtful, tolerant people. Whereas sleep deprivation can lead to us falling sick often, to us being irritable and anxious in our daily lives, prone to mood swings and actions that our well-rested...

When my eight year old daughter with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is in school, I hate it almost as much as she does. For about ten months of the year, she is in a classroom designed for students expected to sit down, sit still, and conform, but she was designed to be constantly moving, fidgeting, and thinking outside the box. To be honest, my daughter finds mostly all of the subjects in school boring, so when there is a lesson about fractions for example,...

I have been a stay at home mom for the past eight years and for the first time ever, my kids are both in elementary school this year. Even though my kids are away at school for seven hours a day (4.5 hours on minimum days), I still have plenty of things to do around the house, which my husband doesn’t seem to understand. I also work from home, but not at a typical job. I’m a blogger, freelance writer, and ADHD Advocate. My husband is an analyst and he works very...

My husband has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and so does our eight year old daughter.  Many times, we compare what having ADHD was like for my husband as a child to my daughter growing up with ADHD now. There are quite a number of differences. Many aspects have changed and luckily, they’ve changed for the better. Going from just one generation to the next, the perception and understanding of ADHD has progressed a lot. Although there is still some stigma...

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