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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.”
posted: Tuesday February 21st - 2:27pm
Tick Tock: Teaching My Kids Time Management
Find the personal angle to get your child to do tasks. And throw in a treat or two to prime the pump.
posted: Tuesday January 31st - 3:02pm
Helping My Daughter with ADHD Cross the Finish Line
Reading 37 books at once? Playing a dozen video games at one time? How I got my daughter to focus on a few things, not the many.
posted: Monday December 19th - 12:59pm
Me and My ADHD Family—Happily Imperfect Together
The best thing we can do for our children when we blunder is to show them that we don’t hate ourselves.
posted: Tuesday December 13th - 2:46pm
“I Got a Lot Done Today. So Why Do I Feel Like a Loser!”
I lift my daughters’ spirits when they’re down with inspirational advice. Now it’s time for me to follow it.
posted: Thursday October 27th - 10:00am
Falling into Depression, and Climbing Out Again
My hundred-foot journey away from the blues started with getting out of bed.
posted: Wednesday October 26th - 10:00am
My ADHD-Inspired Expletives Weren’t Always Deleted, But Now They Are
I cleaned up my act—and my ADHD mouth.
posted: Wednesday October 5th - 3:16pm
Stop Beating Yourself Up! I Did!
I was very late, but it wasn’t my fault, so I forgave myself and blamed it on the craziest day I had ever lived through.
posted: Monday August 29th - 9:30am
Did You Diagnose Yourself with ADHD? Don’t Stop There!
The epiphany of realizing you have attention deficit is useless if it doesn’t result in an action plan to treat it.
posted: Wednesday August 17th - 9:30am
The Heat Is On, and My ADHD Brain Is Melting
I locked my daughter and I out of the car, it was still running, and it was 100°F.
posted: Thursday June 2nd - 9:30am« Family Guy
How to Settle Your ADHD Brain When You Have to Call 911
These days I can prevent ADHD overwhelm when I have to deal with my daughter’s seizures.
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