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Memoirs of an ADHD Mom

Kate_SMKate, 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 trip, and...
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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 work...

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Memoirs of an ADHD Mom

Kate_SMJoin 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...
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Does Diet Affect ADHD and Autism?

Does Diet Affect ADHD and Autism?

Some medical doctors disputed the notion that diet, food additives, and refined sugar had any effect on autism for years. In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics admitted they might have been wrong. In Alison Schonwalds article, ADHD and Food Additives Revisited she looks at a randomized study conducted in the UK that addresses the effects of food additives on children's behavior. In the fine print of that study, the editor states, the overall findings of...

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