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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: May 2012

posted: Sunday May 13th - 7:54pm

The Longest Mile

That last mile until summer vacation sure takes a long time.

Another rough morning in my household has confirmed the worst: Summertime-Hurry-Up-And-Get-Here is has fully set in. With each morning, it gets harder and harder to wake the teen and tween. Then the struggle to eat, get dressed, and out the door has become a knock-down drag-out battle. Behavior becomes rockier. The "I have a stomachache, can I just stay home?" complaints triple. As I...
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posted: Wednesday May 9th - 12:00am

Sticks and Stones

Becoming more a more resilient mom will help my children face future struggles.

Recently my first niece was born, and my brother became a new dad. As he and I were discussing the joys of parenting, he described being on an outing with his wife and baby and getting a great deal of flack from passers-by: "How dare you bring a baby out in public! She'll get sick!" My advice to him, based on my own...
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