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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: Monday August 12th - 9:22am

A Birthday Present Wrapped in Love

I am so thankful that our 14-year-old ADHD daughter came into our lives.

Birthday Cake
On our daughter Lee’s birthday, I sit at my desk and do what I’ve done for 14 years. I type an e-mail to thank her birth mother, the beautiful redhead with an enormous heart who made it possible for me to be a mother. Her selfless gift is our greatest joy. No child comes without challenges, and we, like many others who raise a child...
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posted: Thursday August 8th - 9:54am

Friends for My Daughter—Finally

The sweetest sound of my day is Lee laughing with her buddies.

Summer Friends, Summer, ADHD Kids
I stood in the cool afternoon breeze, listening for the sound of the girls’ voices, the slap of their shoes running down the back path from the school. But it was the laughter I heard first, the sweetest sound of my day. All three thundered down the small slope that led to the street and down to my car. They passed under the tennis shoes someone...
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