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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: June 2012

posted: Sunday June 17th - 2:49pm

A Few Simple Words

The acceptance and support of one special teacher made my ADHD son proud and happy — and made me cry with relief.

Before school ended, my teenager came home from school and made an announcement that practically made me fall out of my chair. He told me that his social studies teacher has requested he be in her class again next year. After the shock wore off, I started to cry. I have lived with Holden for 13 years and know his ins and outs. As much as...
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posted: Wednesday June 13th - 8:12am

Wound Up at the Checkup

What's so hard about a quick yearly visit to the psychiatrist? For my son with attention deficit, everything.

Yesterday we had our annual ADHD check up and I'm still feeling the effects. This twice-a-year event physically and emotionally drains me. Upon returning home from our visit last night, I just wanted to curl up on the couch and cry myself to sleep. Perhaps it's the fact that I'm charged with the task of having all three children dressed (appropriately), out the door, and...
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