Blog Profile / The Truth Behind ADHD

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Archived Since:August 31, 2008

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The Newtown, CT Shootings: A Lesson On Compassion And Understanding Of Our Differences

Note: As I started to write this, I wanted to discuss access to health care and address the question, “What’s stopping you from getting help?”  But then it evolved into something so much more.  I don’t want to assume anything is stopping you.  I do however believe that there are factors limiting the success an [...]

ADHD & Anger: Safety Comes First

Click On The Video Below: Today we need to talk about a very serious issue…   Safety! It’s one of the bedrock principles in my book, Help Your Child [With ADHD] Succeed It’s also one of the very first discussion points I have when meeting with new clients. Now fortunately, it doesn’t come up all [...]

ADHD Is What You Make Of It: Deficit, Disorder, Illness, Gift, Or Way Of Life

Today I am excited to announce that I have a guest post on one of my favorite ADD / ADHD blogs, I encourage you to check it out, and read the entire post. There are many challenges facing an individual, and families for that matter, struggling with ADHD. One of the biggest challenges is [...]

What Age Can You Diagnose ADHD?

  Earlier this morning our Facebook page, Help Your ADHD Child, Maria asked, “Can anyone tell me if two year [old] kids can be diagnosed with ADHD? This raises a very important question, that for me also touches upon a recent trend in diagnosing children with ADHD. It also leads to a number of questions [...]

Parents And Teachers Unite To Support Your Children With ADHD

Yesterday on the Help Your ADHD Child Facebook page, a very frustrated mother posted that the teacher’s at her daughter’s school were suggesting a medication evaluation. I don’t know if I read into things too much, but it came across that the school was politely trying to hint that this child needs an increase in [...]

Advocacy: Your Best Defense Method To Help Your Child With ADHD

In my role as a child and family advocate for those facing the challenges of ADHD, I am asked a lot of different questions.  Sometimes, these questions get very detailed and very specific.  And that’s a good thing.  Because the more information and details I get, the more tailored a response I can provide. Yet [...]

Your Child With ADHD: Understanding The Label

What’s in a name? After much procrastination and telling myself I’ll start a Facebook page “someday,” I finally took action and pulled it together.  To my delight, this page has attracted just over 500 people (as of this writing), and I couldn’t be more pleased with the level of dedication and commitment these loving, caring [...]

What Tim Tebow Can Teach Us About ADHD

Tim Tebow seems to be all the rage in the news today. From his message of faith to perserverance to there is much we can learn. Now I’ll admit, I don’t watch the news much. I’ve heard rumblings of Tim Tebow and “Tebowing” but I don’t fall too much into the hype and at one [...]

Do Schools Kill Creativity? Ken Robinson Makes A Good Point…

When I first came across this video on Facebook today, I was watching it because a friend asked a question.  Little did I know that what Ken Robinson would be speaking about would have me jumping up and down, on the edge of my seat, and cheering for more. This is simply brilliant. It starts [...]

SpongeBob Is Giving Your Kids ADHD

Did you hear this yet? A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that kids around 4 years of age demonstrated decreased attention levels after watching only nine minutes of the favored Nickelodeon show SpongeBob Squarepants. Two groups were tested, one watched SpongeBob Squarepants and the other watched what the journal is reporting as [...]

How Do ADD / ADHD Medications Really Work?

I recently answered this question and thought it was worth sharing. Plus, it really got me thinking. For those of you who do take medications yourself, or have children taking medications, what experience do you have or see as a result? It’s difficult to say what you changes you might see in your husband without [...]

Lessons From An Easter Egg Hunt

There I was watching my children in the middle of their first ever Easter Egg hunt when their differences jumped right out and smacked me in the face. My 2 1/2 year old son and my 4 1/2 year old daughter couldn’t be more different. (Some...Show More Summary

Diagnosing ADHD: Getting It Right From The Start

Earlier this week, I started a little controversy among our readers about Diagnosing ADHD and how important it really is to have the diagnosis.  The responses that came in were quite incredible, and nothing short of what I expected for a condition that is still greatly misunderstood by many (not our readers of course). I am [...]

ADHD Parenting: Don’t Hide Behind Who You Are

I think one of the biggest problems or obstacles facing children and families affected by ADHD is this prevailing idea (by society at large) that these individuals are broken and need to be fixed.  This really kills me…  And it drives me BONKERS!!!!! But that’s just the surface issue that we need to worry about.  What [...]

ADHD Stereotypes and Expectations

I think it’s safe to say that there are some pretty powerful stereotypes about ADHD? And I don’t think I’ll offend anyone by saying that there are a lot of people who have certain expectations of people once they hear the words “ADHD.” But what if we there was a quick and easy way to [...]

ADHD Parenting: Being Alone Is Dangerous

To many of my readers it’s been no secret that the last six months have been a challenge.  I struggled with a lot of intense feelings, and pulled back from a lot of what I do and what I like to do.  I isolated myself and it led to disaster.  I wish I could say [...]

ADHD Costs The United States $77 Billion Every Year

The sensationalism of ADHD in America, and as a diagnosis continues.  No surprise there!!  The media jumps on the controversy and drama band wagon…  Every day citizens laugh at the ADHD jokes (like one Conan O’Brien tried to crack this week during ADHD Awareness week of all times).   The medical community continues to preach “deficit, [...]

ADHD Experts: Bill Maher And Arianna Huffington Jump On Board The ADHD Soapbox

ADHD continues to be misunderstood by so many people – particularly the media at large and anyone who has an opinion and a way to express it.  Just Google “ADHD” and you’ll find results linking back to credible sources and then of course blogs and other websites where any opinion is welcome, addressed, and shared…  [...]

ADHD Alternative Treatment: Finding Out What Really Works

Last night we kicked off the inaugural ADHD Family Teleseminars by talking about ADHD Alternative Treatments. If not the most frequently requested topic, it is definitely amongst the top 2 or 3, especially by parents of children with ADHD. No matter where you stand on the medication debate, considering alternative treatments is critical to successfully [...]

ADHD, Anxiety, Or Depression: Is Your Child Happy?

Last night I had the great pleasure of being involved in a health and wellness fair at a local area school.  I had been invited to be the guest speaker, to a group of parents, about anxiety in elementary school children. It was a really fun event, and while I hope that I was able to [...]

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