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Frank's an ex-TV writer, now sandwich-generation ADHD homemaker with a wife, two kids, a dog, and an eighty-something mother-in-law in a house that won’t stay clean. He writes here to try to figure out what’s going on there.

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posted: Thursday April 8th - 2:00pm

Finding Peace in a Mad House Full of ADD Worrying

Sometimes it seems that my attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) family dynamics consist of perpetual anxiety, flaring tempers, and tension butting up against tension, but then my wife, son, daughter, and even I surprise myself -- by continuing get along.

The Kids Are All Right “I know I gotta get away. And I know if I don’t, I’ll go out of my mind.” - Pete Townsend My wife Margaret, my 14-year-old attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) daughter Coco, and I have just finished dinner, and I’m halfway out of the kitchen when Coco grabs my arm and stops me. “Dad, you shouldn’t worry so much,” she says. My...
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