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When Kristen Caven’s son was diagnosed with attention deficit, inattentive type, she had no doubt about where he'd gotten the gene. She writes about her creative and comedic ADHD family, being a patient mother with a brain built for speed, and her sudden enrollment in what she calls “ADD School.”

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Archives: July 2013

posted: Friday July 26th - 9:13am


How I discovered my son’s distraction reflex is part of a hunter’s nature. Or a golden retriever’s.

Family Road Trip
A few summers ago we were on a road trip down south. The highway stretched out before us, cruise-control was on, and my husband and I were three-deep into our game of “top five Bruce Springsteen songs.” Suddenly there was a shout from the back seat, where we thought our tween son had dozed off with his nose in a Foxtrot collection. “Gaaaaah!” Or something like...
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posted: Friday July 19th - 10:12am

Not Behind the Wheel…Yet!

You can’t get into the fast lane if you don’t have a driver’s license.

ADHD Teen and Driving, Teen Driving
Today my son Enzo turned sixteen. To a kid like him who can’t think of much else than cars, we figured this day would be a big one! Since he was ten, he's always dreamed of the scene from Transformers, where Sam Witwicki’s dad drives him to a used car shop and gives him a budget of double what he'd saved on his own. I would watch...
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