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ADD/LDers from around the country share their stories and get things off their chest—because they can. We are all ears.
posted: Friday March 24th - 2:07pm
How to Earn a Ph.D. with ADHD
I pursued my dream, lost my way, but I am back on track, thanks to a medication I didn’t know about.
Jeffry M. Cox is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American history who was diagnosed with ADHD at age 11. Cox writes about the challenges of navigating the world of academia with a brain that wants to work about half the time. I’m a doctoral candidate in history, just a dissertation away from putting Dr. in front of my name. I’m married to an intimidatingly competent woman, and...
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posted: Tuesday February 14th - 4:56pm
Kids’ Creations: The Art of Having ADHD
Kids diagnosed with ADHD show what it feels like to have the disorder.
posted: Monday February 13th - 5:24pm
How I Came to Rock My ADHD
They say the best job is the one that you would do if you didn’t need the money. For me, that is helping others who struggle the way I did through high school and using the jagged pieces from my childhood to create a more vibrant mosaic.
posted: Wednesday February 8th - 12:23pm
Pigpen Diaries: What to Do When Clutter Is Comforting
My daughter takes solace in her mess. The junk that I would trash in a hot second is treasure to her, and cleaning it all at once is pure torture. So together we devised a compromise for bringing order (not stress) to her bedroom — one day at a time.
I don’t know whether to face the truth, or shut the door tight. Tackle the problem — my messy child — or keep walking. If I brave the obstacle, my efforts will take hours and I’ll have to make hard decisions. If I shut my eyes, I can hope the spiraling destruction will resolve itself. This is the dilemma I have faced ever since my daughter moved...
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posted: Thursday February 2nd - 2:12pm
The Biggest Lie I Ever Told My Son with ADHD
"I was forcing my son to take drugs and he was begging me to stop."
posted: Friday January 27th - 11:56am
The 9 Things People with Learning Disabilities Want You to Know
People with learning disabilities don’t want your pity or even your help. They want you to know that LDs are what they have, not who they are.
posted: Wednesday January 25th - 11:02am
Dear Special Needs Mom Who Is Ready to Give Up…
…I know how alone and tired you feel, but you aren’t allowed to quit, because you know no one will love your child the way you do.
posted: Friday December 9th - 10:47am
What I Love About My Wife with ADHD
Google will tell you that marriage with ADHD is difficult, but there are so many traits that come along with the condition I wouldn’t trade in for the world. They make my wife the woman I love.
posted: Wednesday November 30th - 11:18am
The Highs and Lows of Parenting Two Kids with ADHD
Keep going, keep supporting your kids, and keep educating others about ADHD, no matter what is thrown at you.
Holly Blanc Moses, M.S. BCBA, LPC, LPA, is a mom, psychologist, and a behavior analyst. You can reach her at hollyblancmoses.com. Parenting is a big job! However, being a parent of children with ADHD is a whole different ballgame. (We have two). I think of it as extreme parenting in the form of an intense obstacle course: The course consists of highs, lows, and marathons across...
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posted: Monday November 21st - 11:39am« All Blogs
Five Tools Parents—and Kids—Can’t Live Without
Hey, I can do it all, just like neurotypical moms, with a little help from my gadgets.