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Jennifer Gay Summers, a teacher for 13 years and mom to a daughter with ADHD, is dedicated to helping other parents and teachers of ADHD children survive the rough moments and savor the wonderful ones.

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posted: Friday December 7th - 9:11am

Calm and Collected at the Mall with My Attention Deficit Daughter — Really!

This mom conquers distractions, sensory overload, and ADHD impulsivity with stress-free strategies for shopping with her 13-year-old.

Teenage Girl Shopping
Every three months, my daughter comes home from middle school with the top of her Vans peeling off. "No way, Mom, they’re fine. I’m a tomboy. Live with it." I look down at Lee’s toes, all five peeking through, and we eye each other. We both know what’s coming...the dreaded trip to the mall. Before I became a mother, I watched my friends having fun shopping with...
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