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As we begin a new school year, parents everywhere are rejoicing and excited for their children to be heading back to school. It can be a bit of a different story if your child has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or another learning disability though. Starting a new school year often brings stress and worry for many of these parents. We want our children to have a great start to a successful year, but we often don’t know how to make that happen. With the...

When my eight year old daughter with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is in school, I hate it almost as much as she does. For about ten months of the year, she is in a classroom designed for students expected to sit down, sit still, and conform, but she was designed to be constantly moving, fidgeting, and thinking outside the box. To be honest, my daughter finds mostly all of the subjects in school boring, so when there is a lesson about fractions for example,...

As I walk into Target, I immediately see the gigantic “Back To School” signs and can practically smell all of the #2 pencils. I see kids with their parents going over their school supply list, making sure they got the correct number of notebooks and folders and the right brand of markers. The kids I see look happy and excited about doing their back to school shopping and do you know what? So do their parents, quite understandably. Without realizing it, I am staring...