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Tips for Living With an ADHD Child

If you’re just starting down the path yourself, tape them to your bathroom mirror and remember, you are never alone. ...Photo Credit: AbMoriarty DesignsWhen Lee was diagnosed with ADHD at seven years old, I had no idea what to do.  It felt like someone knocked the...

Call of the wild – Hyperfocus in ADHD

...Lee’s focus on catching a lizard was legendary.  But, in the classroom, she was unable to focus on words or numbers and was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade.  I learned that it is common for a child with ADHD, who has difficulty paying attention, to hyperfocus on...

ADHD Teams Up with SPD

After Lee was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade, we took her to a neurologist.  She told us that Lee had symptoms of sensory processing disorder (SPD), which often occurs with ADHD.  She explained that SPD occurs due to an imbalance in the central nervous system...

Side by Side…

It took some convincing.  "Who the hell wants to hear about my life,” he grumbled.  Who the hell wouldn’t? I thought.  With credits that spanned fourteen feature films and 39 television movies and miniseries...In 1998, my father and I started on a decade long journey,...

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Tips for Living With an ADHD Child

Tips for Living With an ADHD Child

If you’re just starting down the path yourself, tape them to your bathroom mirror and remember, you are never alone. ...Photo Credit: AbMoriarty DesignsWhen Lee was diagnosed with ADHD at seven years old, I had no idea what to do.  It felt like someone knocked the...

read more
Call of the wild – Hyperfocus in ADHD

Call of the wild – Hyperfocus in ADHD

...Lee’s focus on catching a lizard was legendary.  But, in the classroom, she was unable to focus on words or numbers and was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade.  I learned that it is common for a child with ADHD, who has difficulty paying attention, to hyperfocus on...

read more
ADHD Teams Up with SPD

ADHD Teams Up with SPD

After Lee was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade, we took her to a neurologist.  She told us that Lee had symptoms of sensory processing disorder (SPD), which often occurs with ADHD.  She explained that SPD occurs due to an imbalance in the central nervous system...

read more
Side by Side…

Side by Side…

It took some convincing.  "Who the hell wants to hear about my life,” he grumbled.  Who the hell wouldn’t? I thought.  With credits that spanned fourteen feature films and 39 television movies and miniseries...In 1998, my father and I started on a decade long journey,...

read more