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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: December 2015

posted: Tuesday December 29th - 10:14am

My ADHD Dad Sets His Phaser to Stun

When I helped my father move, I finally discovered that his attention deficit was the reason we often felt so disconnected.

Going back to our hometown is always a challenge for Enzo’s dad and me. Half of my generation relate to the chaotic ballet of a “Divorced Family Christmas.” At their best, holidays are exhausting because you have to pack in so many celebrations. At their worst, they are compounded with uncomfortable emotional challenges. If you marry someone whose parents are also not together, and also live...
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posted: Saturday December 26th - 2:50pm

Why My Kids Drink… (Wait For It)… COFFEE

My special COFFEE concoction makes our sons and daughters bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Here’s how.

Most right-thinking adults will agree that coffee is a terrible thing for kids. Kids don’t need what adults need—a crutch to wake up, an afternoon pick-me-up, a kickstart for the mind, or an excuse for a “special moment” with a friend. Kids need to run around, nap, and get to bed on time. But the world of ADHD is an inside-out one, where “up” is sometimes...
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