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It occurred to me that I mostly write about the struggles and challenges my daughter with ADHD faces and that is just not fair. I think parents of ADHDers can all agree that while having ADHD can make life more difficult and stressful for both our children and ourselves at times, it also provides our children with a lot of amazing qualities. These qualities are going to allow our children to go far in life and become very successful. Many people with ADHD grow up to be entrepreneurs, inventors, and trend-setters. Very important and famous...

1. You had quite a collection of Pogs and Slammers, but you didn’t play with your favorites.  Instead, you displayed them in a huge binder with plastic sleeves. 2. You had one of those phones from Clueless and freaked your friends out by changing the voice to the deepest it could go and asking them “What’s your favorite scary movie?” 3. You absolutely positively had to have those cute cargo pants from the dELiA’s and Alloy catalogs that came in the mail. 4. You had a subscription to Disney Adventures...

In today’s society, it is expected to have your child in some sort of extracurricular activity. Whether they play a sport or a musical instrument, join a group like the Boy Scouts, or get involved in performing arts, it doesn’t really matter what it is as long as they are involved in something outside of school. That is the way it seems to be where I live anyway, which is Silicon Valley. Some parents take it to the extreme though. For example, I know a few seven year olds who are in four extracurricular activities and just the thought...

To help gain awareness about ADHD in children, I conducted an interview with two extraordinary six year olds (One with ADHD and one without). I posted the interview on YouTube and it gained popularity very quickly. (It currently has over 210,000 views.) The positive feedback I received from the public is astounding and I want to thank each and every one of you for your support. When I tell people that my daughter has ADHD, they automatically assume she is constantly running around nonstop like the Energizer Bunny and a nightmare for...

Public schools for grades K-12 have IEPs (Individualized Educational Plan) and 504 Plans put in place for children with learning disabilities and attention issues. (Difference Between IEP and 504 Plans) Many private schools however do not receive government subsidies for their education programs.  So what’s a parent to do? DO your research, DO find out what works best for your child, and absolutely DO advocate for your child. My daughter has ADHD (Combined type) and goes to a private Catholic school. I have to admit, I was a little...

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