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Memoirs of an ADHD Mom :: This made Kate cry

Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti

confettiAs a mom, I want to teach my children the skills they need in order to be happy, successful, and financially secure adults. Of course, I want all of those things for them, but I also want them to be kind.

I was reminded of this fact when I read an amazing story online about an autistic man who had a severe meltdown at the airport and was helped through it by the overwhelming kindness received from an American Airlines employee....

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Memoirs of an ADHD Mom :: Menopause and ADHD

adhd and menopauseAs I opened the refrigerator and found my keys that have been missing for the last 3 hours, I thought... it's time to talk to someone. I think I am losing my mind.

Having lived with ADHD for 47 years, I am used to being confused, feeling overwhelmed, forgetting where I left things, struggling to keep up with the daily schedule. But lately, it seems to be getting worse. I still have all of these ADHD symptoms but they seem to be magnified. I am more confused than ever. I am so overwhelmed, I...

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Back to school nutrition guide for maximum focus

The new school year is starting.  It’s time to get your child back to a regular schedule with a healthy diet for maximum focus and better behavior. However, even if you have the healthy part down, there may be food allergies that are making some ADHD symptoms worse. Studies have confirmed that elimination diets can improve attention, reduce hyperactivity, and calm oppositional behaviors in some children. Foods that have been found to cause ADHD reactions...

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Executive Function and School Success

2018 08 06When it comes to doing well in school, we must provide our students with the right tools for the job.  But how do you determine what your child needs in his toolbox? Do you find yourself wondering, “Why does my child continually to struggle and fail in school when he is so bright?”  He knows how to read, how to write, how to do math and yet cannot seem to keep up. What is your child missing in his toolbox?

Strong executive function may be the missing link.

As reported in Additude...

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