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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...

This is a guest post written by Annabelle Fee. Annabelle is part of the Content and Community team at SmileTutor, sharing valuable content to their own community and beyond. How to Support Siblings In Families with a Special Needs Child Image Source: Pexels / nappy Special needs refers to kids who require assistance for their psychological, mental, or medical disabilities. These disabilities arise from conditions, such as Autism, Down Syndrome, and Dyslexia. Others are blindness,...

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,...

Daddy and Daughter, both diagnosed with ADHD 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...

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