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  Dear Miss Arbour, I was one of the unfortunate people who viewed your video “The Truth About ADHD.”  I am not a violent person, but the words that came out of your mouth made me want to punch you in the face.  Not only were you obnoxious and idiotic, you were completely ignorant about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and were giving your uneducated opinion about a real mental disorder that affects over one billion people worldwide, according...

As I walk into Target, I immediately see the gigantic “Back To School” signs and can practically smell all of the #2 pencils. I see kids with their parents going over their school supply list, making sure they got the correct number of notebooks and folders and the right brand of markers. The kids I see look happy and excited about doing their back to school shopping and do you know what? So do their parents, quite understandably. Without realizing it, I am staring...

I listen to music… a lot. I am home for most of the day and with two kids under the age of seven, it’s the only way to keep my sanity. Like most people, I relate to a lot of different types of songs, but I recently found one in particular highly relatable to my child with ADHD. It was “The Middle,” by Jimmy Eat World.  The song was released in 2001 and I must have listened to it thousands of times before, but it wasn’t until I became a mother...

I get a lot of questions about products my child with ADHD uses that help her, so to make it easier for you (and myself), I created an ADHD Store that contains products my child and I recommend for children with ADHD. Product Categories: Staying Focused / Still Fidgeting / Anxiety Burning Energy Responsibility Studying Aids Books Toys I’ll be adding more products and more categories as well.  Just FYI, I am only recommending products my child has actually used and...

First thing’s first. The title is very misleading, but it got you to click on the link, didn’t it?  🙂 All parents know what grounding is. It’s what they do with their children who misbehave. Currently, my three year old is grounded from the iPad for hitting her sister. However, parents of children with anxiety may practice a different type of grounding. Grounding techniques are used for adults and children who exhibit anxiety. Anxiety can be terrifying...

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