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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.
posted: Friday September 19th - 2:44pm
Mom's Cool with Staying Calm
One mother has finally learned to back away from overreaction when her ADHD daughter sparks it.
After a long day at school, Lee usually yanks open the door and throws her backpack into the car. She jumps in after it and yells, “Let’s go! Hurry!” So, on a Monday afternoon, when she slid in quietly, backpack on her lap, I knew something was wrong. “Are you OK?” I asked, pulling away from the curb. She was silent for a minute. Then she said, “Don’t...
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posted: Tuesday June 10th - 4:36pm
When Dad Stepped Up
When my husband stepped up to help out with Lee's ADHD challenges, they grew even closer.
posted: Friday May 9th - 10:31am
How two moms’ acceptance of my ADHD daughter helped me stand up to the world that didn’t.
posted: Tuesday April 15th - 10:50am
My ADHD Daughter (and I) Start Big, Scary High School Together
Should I act like a protective Mother Bear or step back to let my Lee step up in high school?
posted: Tuesday February 4th - 12:57pm
Whoops! There It Is!
Helping my daughter curb her embarrassing, sometimes funny blurts is an ongoing challenge. She just can’t help it.
posted: Monday December 16th - 11:56am
I won’t miss another spontaneous (impulsive moment) with my daughter, so I decided to let her ADHD be my guide.
posted: Friday November 15th - 10:55am
A Tough Call — and a Good One
Seeing Lee’s unmedicated buddy bounce off walls led me to a peaceful moment.
posted: Thursday October 17th - 10:57am
Don’t Lose Faith in Your ADHD Child
There she goes again, my daughter acting impulsively. Boy was I wrong.
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.
posted: Thursday August 8th - 9:54am« Mom Is the Word
Friends for My Daughter—Finally
The sweetest sound of my day is Lee laughing with her buddies.
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