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What you’re about to read is something most parents of children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) have a hard time talking about.  Many parents even have a difficult time accepting it.  I know it took me a while to accept myself, but the fact of the matter is now that I’ve come to the realization, I feel an incredible amount of weight lifted off of my shoulders. Here it goes.  I said goodbye to my child, the perfect little angel that I dreamed...

My Baby Ballerina Before my daughter could walk, she could dance.  When she heard a song playing, she was moving her cute chubby baby arms to the beat.  Once she learned to walk, there was no stopping her from moving and grooving with her talented little legs.  When my baby girl turned three years old, I enrolled her in her first ballet class and she did absolutely amazing!  She listened to her instructor very well, followed directions great, and I feel she was one of the...

  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...

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