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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: Friday April 15th - 3:30pm

Mainstreaming Special Needs Students: How ADHD and Non-ADHD Parents Can Help

During my ADD/ADHD daughter's first year in mainstream high school after years in special ed, my non-ADHD wife and I found several ways to offer homework help and emotional support.

None of us knew what grades my 15-year-old daughter, Coco, who, like me, has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and other comorbid conditions like dyslexia and memory issues, would get on her report card at the end of her first semester in mainstream high school. After being in special ed at public school in Hawaii, when we moved to Georgia, she transitioned into regular classes for...
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