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posted: Monday April 21st - 11:13am

A Free App to Turn Your Child into a Math Master

If your child’s handwriting causes him to fail math, this free iPad program, invented by frustrated parents, will change everything.

Guest blogger Dawn Margolis Denberg is a San Francisco-based freelance writer. Her 12-year-old son Henry, who has ADHD and dyslexia, inspires her daily with his ingenuity, creativity, and zest for life. When people ask me about the biggest stumbling block for my son, Henry, who has dyslexia and ADHD, I tell them that it is his handwriting. If they’re in the know about learning disabilities, I’ll use...
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posted: Tuesday April 1st - 11:18am

To Infinity and Beyond, Powered by Self-Awareness

Get the most out of life after an ADHD diagnosis. Start here.

Introducing guest blogger Carol Gignoux, founder of Live ADHD Free, LLC. Carol is an ADHD coach and corporate consultant who is dedicated to helping those with ADHD make the most of the disorder and lead successful lives through positive affirmations and self-awareness. Carol has ADHD herself. When I go online to read about ADHD, I am reminded of the many perspectives about ADHD. On one hand, you...
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posted: Sunday March 23rd - 10:07pm

My “Aha” ADHD Moment

A high-schooler turns her life around with the right diagnosis (at last) and the right medication.

Guest blogger Evelyn Dykes is a high school student in Michigan and an aspiring writer. Since her recent ADHD diagnosis, Eveyln has developed strategies for managing attention deficit that have turned her life around and put her on the path to success. Before I took Concerta, I was a mess. "Hey, can I,, what?" That was how most of my sentences started and ended. When I did...
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posted: Thursday March 6th - 10:23am

Chaos in the House: A Love Story

A single mom with ADHD and a family of three pulls off the ultimate juggling act—sort of.

This month’s guest blogger is Jessica Pavese, a pre-law student and single mother of three young boys – all under the age of 10. Pavese received her ADHD diagnosis late in life, but has struggled with ADHD for years, earning her the nickname “Messy Jessie.” Although ADHD has given Pavese her share of struggles, she views her ADHD as a learning experience and teaches her boys...
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posted: Tuesday January 14th - 9:05am

I Found My Passion and Now I’m Unstoppable

Learning-disabled for many years, the author overcame her challenges and is helping kids do the same.

This month’s guest blogger is Janet George, M.S., the co-founder of Fortune Academy in Indianapolis, Indiana. Having struggled with ADHD and dyslexia since childhood, Janet has made it her life mission to help students with learning disabilities realize their full potential by harnessing their learning differences as strengths. My father called me a Chatty Cathy, even though my name is Janet. I guess I talked a...
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posted: Friday December 13th - 8:26am

I Came to the End of My ADHD Rope — Almost

Flunking out of college, losing a job, and feeling like a failure as a husband, this author wanted to end it all—until he remembered his wife’s wise words.

This month’s guest blogger is Jeff Emmerson, an ADHD advocate who is dedicated to raising awareness of attention deficit by sharing his own ADHD journey on Through his blog posts, Jeff illuminates the daily struggles faced by millions of ADHDers all over the world. In 2011, at the age of 35, I gave up on everything. I flunked out of college, couldn’t hold down a job,...
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