Why Private School May Not Be Best For Special Needs Kids

Why Private School May Not Be Best For Special Needs Kids

Like most parents, my children’s father and I thought a lot about their education. Even before they were born, we had many conversations about what we dreamed would be different for them. We discussed our experiences in school and what worked for us and what didn’t. We both had experiences as kids and teens that […]

The Flip Side of Hyper-Focus – ADHD and the Flake Factor

The Flip Side of Hyper-Focus – ADHD and the Flake Factor

Every time I open Facebook these days, I feel a tiny bit queasy. I see updates and articles about ADHD, and it’s like a *smack*smack* in the face.  That’s a double smack because not only should I be sharing these kinds of articles in my Facebook community and on Twitter, but the headlines are all […]

Guest Post: How I Missed the Signs of an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Guest Post: How I Missed the Signs of an Autism Spectrum Disorder

When my chubby, reason-for-living-and-breathing son blew past all of his developmental milestones without hitting them, I believed my mom-friends and the pediatrician, who said “Kids develop differently. It’s nothing to be worried about.” He did eventually reach each one, but generally months behind schedule and after hours and hours of focused attention from both me […]

How to Recognize Credible Sources

How to Recognize Credible Sources

Fish Oil Is a Potentially Effective Natural Alternative for ADHD   Common Household Pesticide Linked with Higher Rates of ADHD   ADHD Experts Re-evaluate Zeal for Drugs   As concerned parents or adults affected by ADHD and related disorders, we see a lot of headlines designed to grab our attention. Many of them sound like […]

Recognize Your Strengths and Choose Your Own Labels

Recognize Your Strengths and Choose Your Own Labels

Growing up, we internalize messages about who we are and what we are capable of. One thing I’ve learned in this life is that YOU are the master of your own destiny, and only you decide who you are! If you grew up with ADHD, you may have heard that you are lazy or stupid […]