Jennifer Gay Summers
Jennifer Gay Summers’ articles and essays have appeared in Adoptive Families magazine, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul, and Conscious Women, Conscious Mothers. She is the co-author of Any Way I Can: 50 Years in Show Business. She lives in California with her husband, who just happens to be her veterinarian, her daughter, and a menagerie of pets.
Don’t Lose Faith in Your ADHD Child
There she goes again, I thought, my daughter acting impulsively. Boy, was I wrong... Throwing judgment to the wind »
Where the Wild Things Are
Got hyperfocus? My daughter does -- and I fan the flames of it at every... A slithery surprise »
Why Won't Teachers Let My Daughter Succeed
Doodling during class keeps my daughter focused and alert — so when teachers keep her... The art of paying attention »
This Just In: How I Conquer My Daughter's Morning Moods
Sharing tidbits from the newspaper puts a happy spin on my ADHD teen's grouchy morning... Front-page fun »
Friends for My Daughter—Finally
The sweetest sound of my day is Lee laughing with her buddies... more »
A Birthday Present Wrapped in Love
I am so thankful that our 14-year-old ADHD daughter came into our lives. ... more »
A Tough Call — and a Good One
It wasn't easy to decide to medicate my daughter for attention deficit. Seeing her unmedicated... What could have been »
I won’t miss another spontaneous moment with my impulsive daughter — I've decided to let... "I'm such a wimp." »
Whoops! There It Is!
Sometimes funny, sometimes devastating — my ADHD daughter can't help saying what's on her mind... "What'd I say?!" »
Calm and Collected at the Mall with My Attention Deficit Daughter — Really!
This mom conquers distractions, sensory overload, and ADHD impulsivity with stress-free strategies for shopping with... more »
How My Attention Deficit Daughter Overcame the Birthday Blues
One mom despaired over parties — until these strategies to soothe sensory overload made birthdays... more »