Penny Williams is a mother of two, who lives in North Carolina. Follow her blog, Boy Without Instructions, on ADDitudeMag.com. Penny's first book, Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD, will be available in June of 2014. Penny has also published essays about her experiences in the books Easy to Love but Hard to Raise, Sensational Journeys, and Trust Your Intuition. To find more from Penny, visit BoyWithoutInstructions.com.
More Than Just Mom
I'm the mother of a child with ADHD, but that's not my entire identity. Time... Letting your whole self shine »
My Theory of Relativity
This mom weathers the tough times of ADHD parenting — and stays grateful for her... It's all relative »
My ADHD Story: Love Notes
An adventurous, attention deficit son writes his way into his parents' hearts... more »
ADHD Myths: Don't Believe Everything You Read
As a parent of an ADHD child, I'm sick of people reinforcing ADHD myths... more »
My ADHD Playbook: I Rewrite It Every Day
A tired, emotional, stressed-out mom raises her ADHD son, one day at a time... Like shooting at a moving target »
"I Want Friends, But They Don’t Want Me"
Hyperactive, awkward, and immature: My son might as well have a "kick me" sign on... My boy became a target »
What Kind of Momma Wishes for Disabilities?
To get my son's school to take his challenges seriously, I sought out an additional... Trembling with anxious energy »
Chill Skills: Calming My Emotional ADHDer
When my son's frustration leads to outbursts and meltdowns, I pull out these tricks that... "Is it really worth all that?" »
Time for Mama, Time for You
Kick back, put up your feet, and recharge your battery with special-ed moms at the... If Mama ain't happy… »
Strength (and Support) in Numbers
When my son was diagnosed, I felt isolated and inadequate — until I discovered a... Know you're not alone »