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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: June 2015

posted: Friday June 19th - 9:10am

A Date With Your Family

How we learned to not lose our minds and keep hope alive with e-z family meetings.

Somewhere around when Enzo hit middle school, we realized we needed to up our game if we were to keep up with the demands of a busy family of THREE. (Don’t laugh, oh you mighty mothers of many…! If you count my five careers and thrill-circus family of origin, it feels like more.) We had tried talking about our week every Saturday morning, or Sunday night,...
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posted: Thursday June 18th - 9:10am

Coach Me If I Fall…

Yes! You should get a coach! Or two! Or three!

I got the greatest letter from a reader the other day: I read your articles on and what you wrote REALLY resonated with me. My question is did you find a solution or help to manage life (especially your business)? I feel like I need help of some kind–a business coach or an ADD coach–something. But don't have a way to choose one from all the...
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posted: Wednesday June 17th - 9:10am

The Future's So Bright...

When your kid gets into a college that's right for them, you know you did something right!

Somehow, we did it. On the nail-biting roller-coaster-ride of high school report cards, my husband "Dave" and I had stopped taking for granted the fact that Enzo would go to college, even though that had been his goal, and our assumption, all his life. I had learned, in the struggle, that students with ADHD have the highest rates of dropping out of high school. We had learned to...
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posted: Tuesday June 16th - 9:10am

A Junk-Juggling Journey

An Italian Walkabout becomes an Italian Schlep-About if you travel while ADD.

So there I was out in the world on my own, something I’d dreamed of doing when I was in my twenties but could not seem, in spite of my facility with languages, to ever pull things together enough to achieve. There is something universal and romantically attractive about a Walkabout, where you just go out in the world and let your impulses take you...
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posted: Monday June 15th - 9:15am

Listening for Inner Guidance

Making choices (not an ADHD strong suit) means figuring out what you need.

I haven’t sent a blog for a while. I got a little distracted! It boggles my mind how neurotypicals can just plan things and do them. For me, life always tends to take some interesting detour. I’m not sure if this is due to ADHD, but I know the universe responds to your thoughts… and like my father before me and my son after me, and so...
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