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My daughter with ADHD has a tendency to overdramatize things that happen to her. If she stubs her toe, then that day becomes “the worst day in the world!” If she gets one spelling word incorrect on her test, she says, “I’m the dumbest kid in the world.” I love my second grader to pieces, but to say that she is a Drama Queen is an understatement. I don’t know if it is an ADHD thing, a girl thing, an Italian thing, or maybe all of the above,...

If you have a young child with ADHD (particularly a little girl), a great way to explain ADHD to them is to relate it to Elsa’s powers from Frozen. In case you’ve been living under a rock the past three years, Elsa is a queen who was born with ice powers. As a child, Elsa had a difficult time keeping her powers under control. (In case you haven’t caught on yet, the “powers” are ADHD.) Elsa once hurt her younger sister by accidentally blasting her...

To My Sweet Daughter, You are only three years old and you are so incredibly independent and self sufficient. Instead of asking me to get you a cup of water, you get it yourself and you do it without spilling. In the morning, you don’t put up a fight when I tell you it is time to get dressed and go to school like your sister does. Instead, you get dressed all by yourself and are happy and excited to start the day. Thank you for always being my sunshine! I love playing...

I had my child baptized when she was three months old and she’s been attending a private Catholic school since she was in Kindergarten. My husband and I are Catholic, but we’re not super duper religious. We do say a prayer before we eat dinner and we go to church at least twice a month. For whatever reason, my child has always taken an interest in learning about God and Jesus since she was very young. (I’m talking two years old here.) She enjoys hearing...

As many of you already know, my child has ADHD, but what many of you don’t know is that my husband also has ADHD. Clearly, I love people with ADHD, but living with my husband, sharing a life with him, and raising our children together can be challenging at times. Don’t get me wrong. I love my husband with all my heart and being in love with someone who has ADHD definitely has its perks. My husband is very imaginative, intelligent, and hilarious, which are qualities...

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