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Douglas Cootey, a single father to four daughters, works hard to meet the challenges of managing depression, ADHD, and chronic motor tic disorders. He describes his frantic but fun-filled life surrounded by his loving daughters as a “living sitcom.”

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posted: Wednesday September 4th - 11:56am

I Can’t Get on the Same Page as Everyone Else

Listen, write, and focus — all at the same time? That’s a bridge too far for this ADHD dad.

Handwriting, Writing
There was a meeting after church. My daughter was going to summer camp, and I needed to attend the parent meeting with her. I was happy that I had made it in time because I was sore from a back injury and my ADHD was bad that day. My focus kept wandering. I was lucky I managed to know which shoe to put on which foot,...
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