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January 26 – February 1, 2018   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...

My daughter recently received a letter from an elementary school teacher and it could not have come at a better time. This wonderful teacher took the time to send my daughter a letter to thank her for posting her ADHD Awareness videos on YouTube. (Giuliana’s video won First Place in the 2017 ADHD Awareness Month Video Contest! She won an iPad mini, cover, and a $100 Apple Gift Card! Way to go, Giuliana!) In his letter to my daughter, the teacher wrote: “I saw the...

Ever since I had our parent-teacher conference with my eight year old’s teacher last Fall, I have been researching ways to help my daughter stay on task in the classroom (without driving her teacher bonkers).  She has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and staying on task and focusing in school are huge struggles for her. Although my daughter has some great classroom accommodations put in place and her teacher is very patient and understanding with her, they...

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...

“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...

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