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“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...

As many of you know, October is ADHD Awareness Month, although for people like me, every day is ADHD Awareness Day.  When you have a child with ADHD, you feel like you are constantly educating others about ADHD and advocating for your child with ADHD on a daily basis. This year’s theme for the ADHD Awareness Video Contest is “Setting The Record Straight” and that is exactly what 9-year old Giuliana did in her amazing video titled “Giuliana Is Setting...

Stop Shaming Parents for the Way They Discipline Their ADHDer After completing her spelling and math homework, my daughter asked me if she could play on her iPad. I told her she could and then she said, “Wait! What about reading?” We had both forgotten about her reading homework, which is basically her reading a fourth grade level book of her choice for 30 minutes. I replied, “Oh yeah! First, you need to read.” Cue horrendous meltdown. My daughter began...

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