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Image Source: Pexels / Pixabay Homework has always been a struggle for my nine-year old daughter. To her, completing her homework can feel like torture. What may take another child 30 minutes to complete takes my child one hour or more. It is not because she is unintelligent, lazy, or defiant. It is because she has ADHD. Growing up, I always completed my homework as soon as I got home from school, so I expected the same from my daughter. However, I did not take into...

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...

It is no secret that parenting a child with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) can be difficult, overwhelming, and frustrating.  It is not the child’s fault, nor the parent’s fault.  ADHD is a mental disorder that affects the way people act and focus in many different ways.  ADHD is not the same for every one, which makes it a very interesting and complicated disorder.  People are born with ADHD and one of the many misconceptions about ADHD is that...

This is a guest post written by Rachael Gallows. Rachael is the epic educator behind The Experienced Graduate. She provides free resources for parents of teens that are struggling in school. Rachael believes every teen has the capability to earn academic success on their own. You can connect with Rachael through Facebook or Twitter. For many parents, academic struggles are an everyday part of life for their children with ADHD. Regular classroom learning becomes difficult,...

Note: There has been some controversy over this article, so I want to make this very clear. In no way am I saying you need to think the way I do or do the things I do. ADHD affects people differently and what works for my child may not work for yours and visa-versa. If you do agree with the way I think, great! If you don’t agree with the way I think, that’s great too! I completely understand either way, because I know ADHD affects our children differently. I know...

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