3 Common Misunderstandings About Kids With ODD

  Up to 40% of children with ADHD also develop oppositional defiant disorder. Source For much of the last couple years, I thought I was doing a lousy job as a parent. I also thought that I had given my child ADHD. (I did, but I don’t feel that guilty about it anymore.) Strategies that […]

10 Conversation Starters That Won’t Bore Your Kids

I don’t know about your house, but in my house having a dinner time conversation is like pulling teeth. It usually goes something like this: Me:  “What did you do today?” Child: “I don’t know.” Me: “Well, what was the best part?” Child: “Lunch. Playing outside.” Me: “What else did you do? Who did you […]

The Summer Slide Is Not Inevitable

Every year around this time articles pop up all over the place about what is referred to as the “summer slide.”  Research indicates that children lose 2+ months of academic learning over summer break due to this slide. Even worse, children from low income households are the most affected by this learning loss. SOURCE As […]

Turn Your Parenting Weaknesses Into Strengths

Every single mom I know has asked herself at some point, “am I doing a good job?” Sometimes the question goes more like, “omg am I screwing up my kid?” If you have complete confidence in your parenting abilities then I suppose you can stop reading now. The rest of us will continue to read […]

How To Accept Your Child’s Diagnosis

WTH is normal, anyway? Based on conversations I have had with other moms, we all have moments where we wonder if we have done something wrong. Have the Gods cursed us? Are we bad mothers? When my son screams at me in public, or verbally threatens his kindergarten teacher I want to sink into the […]

8 Things All Moms With ADHD Understand

Girls and women with ADHD are getting more press than ever before. There have been some really good articles written, all of which I have pinned. I mean, we all use Pinterest right? You can save things to read later for God sake! Women with ADHD are getting some serious street cred. People are finally […]