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As we begin a new school year, parents everywhere are rejoicing and excited for their children to be heading back to school. It can be a bit of a different story if your child has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or another learning disability though. Starting a new school year often brings stress and worry for many of these parents. We want our children to have a great start to a successful year, but we often don’t know how to make that happen. With the...

My Child Saw Me Cry Because of Her Image Source: Pexels / it’s me neosiam 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...

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,...

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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