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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: Monday October 17th - 10:43am
Taming Transitions: How Zoning Out Helps My Daughter Be All-In
Taking a moment to process the sounds, sights, and smells of a new environment puts things in calm perspective for Lee.
posted: Tuesday September 20th - 4:31pm
My Daughter Has Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, Anxiety, and SPD—and She Feels Just Fine
Lee no longer apologizes for her disorders, nor is she embarrassed by them.
posted: Monday August 22nd - 2:46pm
My Teen Daughter Finds Her Tribe
As with birds of a feather, ADHDers flock together.
posted: Tuesday July 19th - 11:13am
“It’s Your Fault, Mom!”
These days my daughter is blaming everything that goes wrong in her life on me, her friends, anybody but her. Now I understand why.
posted: Thursday June 30th - 9:30am
My Daughter Fixes Her Own Problems Now. So Where Does That Leave Me?
When Lee showed signs of growing up, my heart burst with pride and broke with feeling unneeded.
posted: Friday May 20th - 11:55am
Sensory Processing Disorder in Kids Is Not the Parents’ Fault
Too many adults don’t understand ADHD, and even fewer know anything about SPD and sensory meltdowns.
posted: Monday April 25th - 9:30am
My Daughter’s Mental Health Is More Important Than My Dreams for Her Future
I’ve learned to let Lee take the lead on whether college is right for her.
posted: Monday March 21st - 2:55pm
I Nagged! She Yelled! It Wasn’t Pretty!
There are lessons to be learned from losing your patience with a daughter who wants to call her own shots.
posted: Tuesday March 1st - 9:30am
Shame on All the Grownups, Teachers, and Kids Who Make Me Feel Ashamed
After Lee’s history teacher announced that he had ADHD, my daughter felt a lot better about herself.
posted: Tuesday January 26th - 12:39pm« Mom Is the Word
My Teen Daughter Accepts Her ADHD Challenges without Shame
Lee now accepts her executive function challenges and feels comfortable enough to reach out for help.
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