“I’m the mother of two boys — Drake is 5 and has ADHD and ODD; Rex is 10 and has ADHD combined with autism. When friends and family ask about gifts for my boys, I encourage them to spend time in their world — an afternoon at the zoo, an outing to an arcade, a visit to the pottery-painting place, a trip to the local science center, a skate around the ice rink, or even an afternoon hike. These are all opportunities to make meaningful memories that will be cherished for years to come. I’ve got their wants covered — my boys are blessed to have all the pets, toys, books, clothes, and shoes they need — but I think no child can ever be given too much love. Gifts of time communicate love loud and clear.”
— Mary White, ADDitude blogger, writer, and mother who shares her family’s story on Instagram @thatkidsmother and Facebook @thatkidsmom
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