Category Archives: ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD and Patience

ADHD and Patience

  “Having a child with ADHD is the most difficult thing you will ever have to deal with, because it never ends. Every single day is an exercise in patience (or lack thereof) and forgiveness (you trying to forgive yourself for lack of patience!).” – OV (http://www.adhdawarenessmonth.org/survey-quotes/) Good Morning! I don’t know the person who wrote

My Unique and Special Child

My Unique and Special Child

  “Instead of celebrating what makes each child unique, most parents push their children to “fit in” so that they don’t “stick out.” This unwittingly stomps out individuality and encourages conformity, despite these parents’ good intentions” ― Tom Rath, How Full Is Your Bucket? Good Morning! We all know that our child is unique and special.  When

ADHD – Disorder or Gift?

ADHD – Disorder or Gift?

“You have a Ferrari race car for a brain….but there’s one problem.  You have bicycle brakes.” Told to a child with ADHD by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell   Good morning!   There is so much negativity surrounding a diagnosis of ADHD.  Parents are told how their child will struggle in school because they are so

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

  “Even though you can’t control outcomes for your child, you can parent unconditionally with all your heart.” ― Lisa Coyne, The Joy of Parenting: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years Good Morning! I am back from my trip to Seattle and although the time just flew by, I had

How To Win An Argument With Your Child…

How To Win An Argument With Your Child…

  “This is not a contest with your child. The winner is not the one with more points. The winner is the one whose child still loves them when they graduate from high school.” ― Martin L. Kutscher, ADHD – Living Without Brakes Good Morning! As I have said many, many times, parenting is hard.  Parenting a

Chimpanzees, Parenting and Fun

Chimpanzees, Parenting and Fun

  “One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun.” –Jane Goodall Good Morning! “…having a child should be fun.”  I was so excited when I found this quote.  I sure wish I had seen this quote when I was in my “witch on a

The ADD/ADHD Diagnosis

The ADD/ADHD Diagnosis

  “There are many positives with ADD, including a surplus of ideas, creativity, excitement, and interest which accompany this kind of mind.” – Sari Solden, “Women With Attention Deficit Disorder.” Good Morning, Very often when a parent is first told that their child has ADD/ADHD they can only think of the negative traits of ADD/ADHD.  My

ADHD – A Different Ability

ADHD – A Different Ability

  “ADHD. It is not a disability, it is a different ability” Unknown Raising a child with ADHD is not always easy, but it sure is never boring!  It takes patience, it takes the ability to always stay calm and it takes the ability to not take everything so seriously.  I am very lucky that

Parenting and Patience

Parenting and Patience

  “A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.” (Dutch Proverb) Good Morning! For me, the hardest thing to learn when raising my children was patience.  The dictionary defines patience “as the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset”. If we go by that definition, I had very little. Having ADHD definitely was

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