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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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posted: Wednesday June 18th - 9:08am

Like Son, Like Mother?

No need to wonder where my son's attention issues came from. This apple fell from my tree.

Boy Doing Homework
"He definitely has attention issues, but he doesn't have ADD." This is what the social worker told me after evaluating Enzo's questionnaires, filled out by myself, himself, his dad, and two teachers (one of whom gave him the label of "high priest in the church of no homework," whose class he barely passed). After all, said the clinical expert, he's well-socialized, he can sit still (sometimes for...
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