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When a parent receives an ADHD diagnosis for their young child, they are filled with many emotions. The biggest one I hear from parents is relief. They feel an overwhelming sense of relief, because they finally have an explanation for their child’s behavior and actions. Now that they know their suspicions were correct and their child has ADHD, they can move forward and seek the proper care. That is absolutely fantastic for not just the child, but the entire family. However,...

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...

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...

Dr. Ann Childress (Photo from www.drannchildress.com) I have very exciting news for My Little Villagers’ followers! I will be interviewing Dr. Ann Childress, who is the president of the Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine in Las Vegas, NV, about the common challenges parents experience in getting their child to maintain ADHD‬ symptom control into the evening (and through homework time). Dr. Childress can offer practical insights, tips, and strategies for parents...

This is a guest post by Kristi Lazzari Kristi Lazzari is a chaotic mom and freelance writer living in rural Alabama. She is passionate about music, books, motherhood and mental health awareness. She writes for NewLifeOutlook|ADHD and on her blog, ADHD Kristi & Co. If you have a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you’re probably all too familiar with the social ups and downs and pains they go through trying to fit in. We love our children’s quirks...

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