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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 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
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.
posted: Tuesday November 17th - 10:56am
When School Gave My Daughter Anxiety Attacks
My child’s teacher thought she was making an excuse about not getting all her work done, so I cleared up his mistaken notion quickly.
posted: Friday October 2nd - 10:23am
My Daughter’s Anxiety: Something a Mom Can’t Fix
We are working through my daughter’s newfound anxiousness not with meds but by tackling one worry at a time.
posted: Wednesday September 9th - 10:30am
The Amazing Race: My Daughter Doesn’t Have an Off Switch
I’ve learned to go with the flow when it comes to Lee’s high-energy pace.
posted: Monday August 3rd - 11:39am
My Daughter, The Time Traveler
We found a way to help our daughter make friends with time.
posted: Monday July 6th - 2:07pm
A Well-Deserved Summer Break for My Daughter
Making sure that the last-minute sprint to finish up the school year didn’t ruin her summer.
posted: Thursday May 28th - 3:01pm« Mom Is the Word
Taking Chances Pays Off for My ADHD Daughter
Don’t let ADHD stand in the way of your child meeting a challenge. There’s always a silver lining.
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