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Samantha Hines, a high school English teacher for 23 years, is mom to a eight-year-old son, Edgar. In October 2011, he was diagnosed with epilepsy. A year after, he was diagnosed with ADHD. Hines is in awe of her son’s magical way of seeing the world

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posted: Tuesday March 19th - 10:19am

My Silver Linings Playbook

I used to get “the look” from other parents about my ADHD son’s antics. Now he’s so much calmer. When will I be?

“Magnets! Magnets! Magnets!” chanted my seven-year-old son as he zigzagged up the ramp to get to the second floor of our local children’s museum. I held my breath and uttered my own chant, “Please don’t let anyone else be at the magnet station. Please.” We rounded the corner, and there he was -- a very sweet, very placid little boy playing happily with the magnets, his...
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