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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: Wednesday January 2nd - 9:17am

How My Attention Deficit Daughter Overcame the Birthday Blues

One mom despaired over parties — until these strategies to soothe sensory overload made birthdays happy again for her daughter with ADHD and SPD.

adhd kids at a birthday party making friends
My daughter ripped the small envelope open and cried out with joy. Oh, no, I thought, a birthday party. What would it be this time? Would I chase Lee through a park or gymnasium, trying to get her to join in? Would I have to make another apology to the birthday kid’s mom as we left? I looked at the Batman invitation and sighed with relief...
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