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Archives: April 2009
posted: Wednesday April 29th - 4:32pm
A Different Life, Part 2
A new book made me think about our different parenting styles when it comes to Natalie's ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder.
posted: Monday April 27th - 3:13pm
A Different Life
A young man's memoir was eye-opening to me, as a parent of a special-needs child.
posted: Friday April 24th - 11:13am
I'm Using My Words, Too!
After reading that kids with ADHD sometimes have trouble interpreting social cues, I considered how that might apply for Natalie.
posted: Thursday April 23rd - 3:16pm
Learning New Words
An interesting study about ADHD kids and language made me see Natalie's skills in a new light.
posted: Tuesday April 21st - 1:46pm
Is Your ADHD Kid Addicted to Video Games?
A new study says pathological gamers are twice as likely to have ADHD. Really?
posted: Monday April 20th - 3:22pm
A respite weekend of doing absolutely nothing was just what I needed.
posted: Wednesday April 15th - 1:35pm
After an early wake-up yesterday, Natalie was a wreck.
posted: Tuesday April 14th - 3:21pm
Acting Out and ADHD Anxiety
Was Natalie's crime an incident of ADHD impulsivity? Or is her anxiety meter registering in the acting-out zone?
posted: Friday April 10th - 9:26am
Our After-School Routine
Any change--even changes for the better--can be stressful for our kids with ADHD.
posted: Tuesday April 7th - 10:13am
Let's hear it for the fabulous teachers who really, truly care about the kids they work with.
posted: Monday April 6th - 12:14pm
Organizing Solutions for People with Attention Deficit Disorder
Finally, a book that offers expertise based specifically on the barriers that having ADHD brings to organizing.
posted: Friday April 3rd - 11:08am
Expert ADHD Organizing
If you don’t understand the multitude of ways that having ADHD leads to a chaotic home environment, then you aren’t the right person to help my child learn to organize.
posted: Thursday April 2nd - 10:12am
ADHD Aversion to Car Travel
If you happen to “have a need: a need for speed!”, like Natalie, then riding with a law-abiding driver, like me, just might drive you crazy.
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"Use Your Words!"
For children with ADHD, assigning words to emotions is especially challenging.
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