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Penny Williams is a mother of two, who lives in North Carolina. Follow her blog, Boy Without Instructions, on ADDitudeMag.com. Penny’ is an award-winning author of three books on parenting ADHD: Boy Without Instructions, What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD, and The Insider’s Guide to ADHD. She also writes frequently for ADDitude Magazine, Healthline, and other parenting and special needs publications. Visit her website at ParentingADHDandAutism.com.
posted: Tuesday April 5th - 9:30am
Two IEP Fixes That Will Turn Your Child’s Life Around
How to make sure teachers really get your child during a special ed meeting.
posted: Wednesday December 16th - 11:06am
The Single Most Helpful Strategy in Raising Your ADHD Child
Your child’s feelings matter a whole lot. Don’t diss him for having them. Embrace them with compassion and understanding.
posted: Wednesday October 21st - 11:42am
When my son started hitting classmates, I spared the rod and did some behavior modification. It’ll work for you, too, if you give it time.
posted: Wednesday September 16th - 9:00am
A Sweet Victory for Mom
Seven years of fighting for my son in school finally paid off.
posted: Thursday July 2nd - 1:32pm
What’s Up, Doc? When Doctors Think They Know More Than Mommas
If your child’s provider totally ignores your insights about your child, fire him.
posted: Tuesday June 9th - 9:15am
Christmas in June: Finding a New School for My Son
The teachers and administrators never got my son and his challenges, and they refused to understand. So see ya!
posted: Wednesday April 29th - 9:00am
Groundhog Day 2: The ADHD Version
How to reclaim the joy of parenting an ADHD child when despair nudges it aside—again.
posted: Monday March 30th - 9:00am
The Truth Will Set Parents Free
Our expectations need to be guided by our child’s development, not his calendar age.
posted: Friday March 27th - 11:59am
Remaining Calm in the Face of Chaos
The stress of parenting a child with ADHD is heavy enough without the added discord of constant yelling.
posted: Tuesday March 10th - 9:00am« Boy Without Instructions
Mother of All Meltdowns: “My Son Tried to Hurt Himself”
Sometimes a mom of a special needs child can offer only a safe haven and wait out her child’s emotional storms.
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