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We were six hours west of home on a family camping trip when we decided to go out for breakfast. We found the closest diner and settled in ..read more
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I’ve done it. You’ve done it. Every parent of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) has done it. It ..read more
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I was diagnosed with ADHD at 9 or 10 years old — I can’t quite remember. What I do remember is sitting with suction cups stuck to my ..read more
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I compartmentalize my head into two parts: the brain (cognitive) and the mind (mental/emotional). I think of ADHD as a cognitive issue and ..read more
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“Mommy, I hate myself.” Our ADHD story doesn’t technically start with these words, but in my heart it does. You know those moments ..read more
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OK, you’re not a Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Albert Einstein, or Walt Disney. But you’ve got at least one superpower. One of my ..read more
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Many of my pediatric patients did not want to go back to school this Fall. For one, they were reluctant to leave the blissful moments of ..read more
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I rarely clean my kids’ bedrooms. In fact, I rarely go into my kids’ bedrooms. But we’re getting some repairs done on the house, ..read more
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I don’t twiddle my pencil. I’m not hyper. I don’t engage in reckless behaviors. I am a full-grown woman. And, yes, I have ADHD. It ..read more
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I grew up with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but no one knew it at the time. In those days, hyperactive, disruptive, or ..read more

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