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adhdmomma Patient Expert

Swannanoa, North Carolina
I am a mother of 2 living in the mountains of Asheville, NC. My tween daughter is a gifted student and struggles with anxiety. My son is in third grade and has ADHD, Written Expression Disorder, Dysgraphia, some SPD, and is also Gifted. What a wild ride!
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ADHD & The Age of Independence by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Me: Lock this door and don't answer it if someone knocks. I don't care if it's grandma or Jesus. You don't come to the door and stare at the person knocking, you don't ... Read on »
Liar, Liar, Brain on Fire by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD “I’m concerned that you are possibly misrepresenting yourself,” the soft-spoken, middle aged woman said, “Or at the least, you’re exaggerating some small problem of yo ... Read on »
GIVEAWAY: Telephones That Tackle Reading and Social Skills by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD WHY: Sigh...studies show about HALF of children with ADHD present with a reading disability. Click  here for full Pediatrics article WHAT:  DOES: choral readi ... Read on »
Classroom Strategies Series from My Attention Coach: #2 Organizing the Student with ADHD by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Welcome back to Classroom Strategies from My Attention Coach. This post focuses on organization strategies that teachers can use to help the student with ADHD succee ... Read on »
College won't kill us but it feels like it. by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD          Once upon a time, long, long, ago, Clark skipped kindergarten before we knew he had ADHD. The well-intentioned suggestion from his pr ... Read on »
ADHD Scholarship Application Deadline 3/30/2012 by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD It’s no news to readers of {a mom’s view of ADHD} that the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be most difficult to manage in school. U ... Read on »
Classroom Strategies Series from My Attention Coach: #1 The Classroom by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I want to thank Penny for the invitation to share some classroom strategies here at {a mom’s view of ADHD}. Our goal is to share practical strategies that teachers, soc ... Read on »
The Song of the ADHD Househusband by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Beep beep BEEEEP - 4:30 AM Out of bed, half-awake at most Hit the shower, hit the kitchen, Make coffee, oatmeal, eggs and toast Wife to work, ... Read on »
A Letter to the World From My ADHD Son by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I had another blog post ready to go today, but things changed. My 12 year old son handed me his "Letter to the Editor" assignment. The assignment asked him to wr ... Read on »
THOSE kinds of teachers by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD A friend of mine requested this blog topic... hope you find it helpful! I never wanted to be a teacher; let alone an EC teacher. When my mother mentioned this to me, ... Read on »
Adjusting Expectations or Breathe More by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I have a pair of rain boots and snow boots. They are both soaking wet. There is a skateboard in the living room. The snow fort in the front of the house is covered i ... Read on »
ADHD has us in irons, but I'm still fighting to turn around and find our tail wind. by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I learned an interesting sailing term recently -- "in irons." When you are in irons, you are sailing against the wind so directly that the boat stalls and is unable to ... Read on »
a mom's unfinished story {that needs a happy ending} by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Several parents who write for this site also contributed to the book Easy to Love but Hard to Raise, whether in the form of personal essays (Penny Williams, Adrien ... Read on »
#homeschoolfail, pt. 2 by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Little J spent the last year homeschooling. We pulled him out of his public school classroom half-way through 2nd grade because the problems he’d continually experienc ... Read on »
Fast Kids Need Fast Pencils: A Simple New Year's Resolution by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Smoother writing means faster writing (and drawing) and less tired hands WHAT:  DOES: Let's you write more smoothly, less tiring to ... Read on »
Tips for a good meeting... and response to questions by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Let's dive into the questions and frustrations many of you expressed on my last article on IEP meetings. Generally, I encourage all of you who are frustrated to ... Read on »
Lean on me. by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD COMMUNITY.             I.DON'T.DO.GROUPS.             To me, a support group means I call my mommy.  If she isn't available, I get ... Read on »
I Left A Child Behind! (How I dropped the ball with my non-ADHD child) by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Even though I don't write about the other one much, I really do have two children. One (my 12 year old son, D) has ADHD, the other (my 9 year old daughter, L) does not ... Read on »
Product Review: Move Stool provides sensory input to assist with focus by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD We talked this week about how movement, fidgeting , is scientifically proven to help focus. Longtime ADHD researcher Dr. Mark Rapport, believes movement is a key compon ... Read on »
The ADHD Christmas Cure by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Most of my memories of childhood Christmas mornings have blended together into a pleasant haze of torn wrapping paper revealing box after box of just what I always wan ... Read on »