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Amanda Driscoll is a dedicated runner who’s busy chasing after her ADHD kids. She writes about her triumphs, hardships, and the lessons she’s learned along the way—diagnoses, IEP meetings, organization challenges, medication changes, and more.

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Archives: March 2012

posted: Wednesday March 14th - 8:38am

Let's Go, Already!

Arguments, drama, troubled transitions — sometimes getting an ADHD family dressed, fed, and out of the house is like herding cats.

This past weekend, we had the genius idea to take all three kids to their first professional soccer game. It was to be a very special event for our footballer, Quinn. Thanks to the team she plays on, she had the opportunity to be on the field during the opening ceremonies. The idea was quite exciting to us all. However, when the day came, the idea seemed...
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posted: Friday March 2nd - 12:55pm

Girls Vs. Boys: ADHD, Puberty, and Drama

When it comes to ADHD, girls and boys are not created equal -- especially when puberty hits the fan!

I'll never forget the conversation I had with my son’s psychiatrist (who treats his ADHD) a few years ago. I asked him what he thought about Holden’s impulsivity, I specifically wondered if he’d be as impulsive at 25 as he had been at 8. Easing my worries, the doctor suggested that adolescence, specifically puberty, could have a calming effect on those impulsive behaviors. Not necessarily the...
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