Memoirs of an ADHD Mom

Kate SM1Join Kate, a real ADHD mom, as she addresses the principals . . .

Dear All Principals of All the Schools My Children Have Ever Attended,

Let me introduce myself. I am the parent that consistently brings their child in late. I'm the one running through the door after first bell - my child trailing behind me dragging their half opened backpack eating breakfast on the go. I'm the one you give the 'stink-eye' to when you see me in the hallway. I'm the one whose child gets sympathetic glances from you that seem to say, "Poor you....your mom doesn't care enough about you to get you here on time. Tsk,tsk...what a pity." I'm the one you write the attendance warning letter to every spring. Anyway, Hi! Nice to meet you. I'm Kate.
 
 
Can I tell you that any day I even get all three of my children to school is a win for me? If I get at least two out of three there on time, it's a...

Fidgeting May Help Students with ADHD Learn

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Have you ever wondered why your ADHD child acts like the energizer rabbit? Well, so do the researchers. "We don't know whether they do it to help or because they are anxious, or whether it is helping," Interesting but inconclusive article read on to learn more

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Students who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often get into trouble for fidgeting in the classroom, but that fidgeting may help them learn, new research suggests.

The...

Memoirs of an ADHD Mom

Kate SMJoin Kate, a real life ADHD mom, as she reveals her new motto. . .

If any of you adult ADHDers out there need a new inspirational, motivational motto, you can borrow mine. It may be a bit more unconventional than my old one, but gosh, does it work well. I used to use, I got this when I needed to reassure myself that I could get through the day.

Now my motto is, At least I've got my pants on.

Believe me, it works!  It derives from a news story I read about where a teacher pulled up to...

ADHD News & Updates: Study Suggests Drug Ritalin Makes No Long-Term Difference for Kids with ADHD

Time for a New Approach?

Girl MomAlthough Ritalin has been a mainstay in the day-to-day treatment of ADHD symptoms, much debate continues whether the drug provides long-term benefits for children.

A new study suggests that long-term drug Ritalin makes no difference to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). According to Sydney Morning Herald, a research team at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found that ADHD children who are treated with Ritalin continue to...

Memoirs of an ADHD Mom

Kate SM1Kate, a real ADHD mom, shares her problem of keeping friends and why she only has one BFF . . .
I very literally have been able to keep one friend (yes, you heard me right, ONE). Even keeping that one friend is sometimes tricky! Luckily, she is able to forgive my rudeness, inappropriate social etiquette and general flake is behavior most of the time, but even she has limits I can push!
Last week, I had something funny I wanted to tell her right away. I knew she was on a business...

ADHD: Daylight Savings Time and Your Child

The Effect on Our Childs Circadian Rhythm

As with many ADHD adults, many of our ADHD children also experience a disruption in their circadian rhythm or sleep, due to the change in daylight savings time.

Kids Dog Sleep SMIt should be noted that children and adults behave differently as a result of sleepiness. Adults usually become sluggish when tired while children tend to overcompensate and speed up. For this reason, sleep deprivation is sometimes confused with ADHD in children. Children may also be moody...

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