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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.”
posted: Wednesday October 29th - 10:01am
"You’re Not ADD (Part 4): You’re Fine"
It’s not a disorder when your life has some order...
My personal opinion, as my readers have surmised by now, is that ADHD is a brain type but not necessarily a disorder. I believe that, by choosing the right attitude, we can overcome our challenges and figure out how to live with our limitations. Or better yet, get our mysterious minds to work in our favor. I know that because I managed mine so well...
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posted: Tuesday October 21st - 12:00am
"You’re Not ADD (Part 3): You’re Artistic"
Organizing your mind around creativity.
Do you fidget? No, but I doodle in the margins of everything. Are you driven by a motor? No, I’m driven by my insatiable quest for Beauty. Do you daydream a lot? Um, yeah, duh. I'm using my imagination... When the therapist interviewed my mother to see whether I’d had ADD as a child, mom resisted. She was loath to define me — or any child —...
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posted: Wednesday September 17th - 11:21am
Cartwheels in Your Mind
What young love is like for my ADD son and his ADHD girlfriend.
posted: Tuesday August 19th - 11:04am
"You’re Not ADD (Part 2): You’re Befuddled"
I never realized my ADD roots until I had a concussion.
When the Mini Cooper left an imprint of its license plate in the bumper of my Prius, the insurance company said it was still a low-speed accident, and I couldn’t really be that hurt. Even my doctor dismissed the possibility of a concussion, despite that bang my headrest gave me on the back of my head, messing up my upper neck pretty good. Three weeks later, Enzo...
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posted: Tuesday July 29th - 9:23pm
"You're Not ADD: You're a Blonde"
The things for which ADHD is so easily dismissed. Getting a diagnosis as an adult was harder than I thought.
posted: Tuesday July 22nd - 7:34pm
Surprise! Your child is different! Welcome to a different country...throw your roadmap away!
posted: Wednesday July 16th - 1:59pm
In the Mood for a Funk?
Living with RSD -- the soul-sucking downside of ADHD -- the special funk of ADHD.
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.
posted: Friday May 30th - 1:28pm
Keep Calm and Carry On
How we learned to stop worrying and “C” our way through anxiety.
posted: Tuesday April 29th - 9:52am« Life in the Fast Brain
The Forklift of Love
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