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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...

For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you already know part of this story (P.S. Thanks for following! You rock!). For those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook, here’s what’s going on with my ADHDer (P.S. You should really start following me. Just sayin’!). Yesterday, I received an email from my child’s first grade teacher that stated: “Giuliana is bringing home her math test today. My TA gave it to her one-on-one and she said Giuliana...

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...

For almost a year now, my daughter with ADHD has been suffering from depression. When her doctor diagnosed her with depression, I was shocked and I didn’t know what to say. I was like a deer in headlights. “But she’s six years old,” I said. “How could she have depression?” According to WebMD, 2.5% of children in the US have depression, but in a study done with 125 children with ADHD, 39% of those children had depression. So why is depression much higher with children who have ADHD? Kids with ADHD have...

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