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Sarah is a working mother, appreciative wife, and fierce advocate for her six-year-old daughter, Hadley, who was recently diagnosed with ADHD. She admits that some days are harder than others, but the successes make it all worthwhile.

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posted: Tuesday March 13th - 9:31am

When the ADHD Volcano Erupts

The frustrations and aggravations of daily life with ADHD well up inside Hadley until she explodes. In kindergarten, this is not OK, so we're working on self-calming techniques that mom should adopt, too.

"Kids don't explode for no reason." I've heard this more than once in the last two weeks, and I have to agree. I'm not condoning acting out. But since Hadley's behavior began deteriorating last month, I have suspected something bigger is going on here. This isn't my girl. I've seen devastation on my daughter's face and heard painful cries that I feared would emerge in high school --...
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