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As many of you know, October is ADHD Awareness Month, although for people like me, every day is ADHD Awareness Day.  When you have a child with ADHD, you feel like you are constantly educating others about ADHD and advocating for your child with ADHD on a daily basis. This year’s theme for the ADHD Awareness Video Contest is “Setting The Record Straight” and that is exactly what 9-year old Giuliana did in her amazing video titled “Giuliana Is Setting...

My seven year old child has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and if you think ADHD is simply not being able to focus or stay still, you are wrong.  So very, very wrong.  Children with ADHD can be impulsive, anxious, easily frustrated, and highly sensitive.  They can be socially awkward, have low self esteem, and be very defiant.  The list goes on and on and ADHD affects children differently.  While one child with ADHD may have a difficult time making and...

My six year old daughter isn’t like most kids.  She has ADHD and has a difficult time staying focused on her homework.  An assignment that takes an average child 15 minutes to complete takes my daughter at least 30 minutes.  It’s not because she isn’t as smart as her classmates.  She is actually very bright (and no, I’m not just saying that because I’m her mother).  To put it quite simply, my daughter’s brain is wired differently.  She gets distracted by everything.  (If I am not monitoring...

With Halloween quickly approaching, I thought I’d make a fun video to demonstrate how having kids is like being in a scary movie.  Enjoy! 1. Objects appear out of nowhere 2. Lights turn on 3. Toys come alive 4. Thing break and nobody knows how 5. Ghosts chase after you 6. Kids say creepy things 7. Torture 8. People get decapitated 9. You are being watched while you sleep 10. You can run, you can hide… but they will always find you! ...

Instead of putting your child in “Time Out,” try creating a Calm Down Space for them.  My daughter has ADHD and as many of you parents of special needs children know, our children have a lot of feelings, which can result in a lot of emotional meltdowns. Even if your child doesn’t have special needs, having a calming and comfortable place for them to go to when they are feeling overwhelmed or frustrated is a very good idea. Where should the Calm Down Space be? Decide with your child where their Calm Down Space will...