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Dear Mothers of ADHDers, This Mother’s Day, I want you to know how truly special and appreciated you are. Being a mother to a child with ADHD and raising them in the society we live in today can be difficult, challenging, and frustrating, but you do it and you do it well. There is no other person that can love, help, support, and advocate for your child as well as you. You are your child’s greatest and most powerful gift and not a day goes by that your child doesn’t...

When my first grader comes home from school, I always take out the work she brought home from school and we go over it together. It’s a part of our after school routine before she starts her homework. I ask her questions about her assignments and she tells me what her favorite assignments were and why. I always make sure I make a big deal about her wonderful handwriting, the unique colors she chose to use to color a picture, and I compliment her on the effort she put...

I feel like changing the lyrics of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ song to “Your ADHD is like a rollercoaster, baby,” because that is exactly what raising my child with ADHD feels like. Let me explain. The Beginning: At the beginning of a rollercoaster, particularly if it is your first time, you feel anxious and nervous, because you don’t know what to expect. Although my husband and I had our suspicions that our then five year old daughter had ADHD, I was still...

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...

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