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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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How do we know good choices from bad when parenting a child with ADHD? by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I live in search mode these days, ever since my son Luke, age nine, was diagnosed with ADHD in 2008. I am searching for the medication, therapy, classroom accommodation, ... Read on »
HELLO! MY NAME IS: Eve, Part 2: Infanthood by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD In my first post in this series , I promised to introduce you to Eve. I’ll do so, but first, a little background A few months back, a marketing company conducted on ... Read on »
ADHD may be an obstacle, but perseverance and determination are it's strengths by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I am worried about my son, Luke, who's eight years old and has ADHD. I have been worried about him since the second day of kindergarten . My worry has escalated most day ... Read on »
ADHD and swearing: It’s enough to make you want to curse by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I was about 22 when I started working in newsrooms, and before that my office mate was a chain-smoking former World War II fighter pilot who kept a flask in his desk ... Read on »
ADHD Stories my Mom Never Told by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD When I read my mother's poem now, I imagine her as a young woman trying to work through the frustration and fear of raising the mysteriously difficult ADHD child I was ... Read on »
How do you handle the naysayers? I know ADHD is real, but how do I convince everyone else. by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD "ADHD isn't real." "ADHD is a pharmaceutical conspiracy." "Heavy discipline cures ADHD. They just need more discipline." "Kids with ADHD just have bad p ... Read on »
Alternative treatment for children with ADHD and autism by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I firmly believe that if there were a product or treatment with a profound beneficial effect on autism, ADHD, SPD, etc., the world would know about it. That said ... Read on »
reader's story: Stacey by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD an interview with:  Stacey ADHD child(ren):MekenzieNON-ADHD child(ren): Who are you? I'm a working Mom. My childhood was great, I got A's in gra ... Read on »
An Invitation to Meet a Member of your IEP Team by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD So, your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, or perhaps Autism, or even PDD-NOS. You have been invited to an IEP meeting to discuss this diagnosis and develop strategies ... Read on »
Sleep Disorders Can Mimic ADHD by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD The free dictionary defines conundrum as “A paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem; a dilemma.” Well, teasing out the symptoms of ADHD in order to be certain of a ... Read on »
Guest Post: 7 Non-Traditional Ways To Put An Over-Stimulated Child To Bed by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD By Phoebe Lee, Author, “Monkey Mind: A Captivating Bedtime Story for Children” Putting overactive, over-stimulated children to bed can be a production and a h ... Read on »
reader's story: Tracy by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD an interview with:  Tracy Regusci ADHD child(ren):Samuel, 8 years old, 3rd gradeNON-ADHD child(ren): Serafina, 5 years old, kindergarten Matteo, 3 ... Read on »
ABC, 123, SAT, Baby You & Me by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I'll ace it.  Trust me. It's that time. Time for me to stress about Clark's fast-approaching adulthood.  Time for me to think about the impac ... Read on »
The Magic ADHD Bullet That Backfired Big Time by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet. - Temple Grandin Last Wednesday, my son’ ... Read on »
How NOT to yell at your ADHD child by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Let me start by admitting that I still sometimes raise my voice to Luke, my eight-year-old son with ADHD. And sometimes is a whole lot less than the frequency he used to ... Read on »
The Red Light Teacher by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD At the start of every school year, many kids and parents anticipate the annual question, “Who’d you get?” At our school, they post the class lists two weeks before ... Read on »
Things That Go Bump In The Night by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD This post is a best of the best post on sleep issues, bedtime and special needs kids (Edition 8) . Don't forget to check the BOB blog when it goes live on the 15th ... Read on »
Cross another school year off the list by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD It seems super fast, but my daughter is now officially a high school freshman and Joe completed sixth grade with flying colors. Both had their end-of-year awards pro ... Read on »
How to make rewards and consequences effective for the ADHD child by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Do ADHD children have such poor impulse control that they can’t control their behavior? Believe it or not, the answer is no. Although kids and teens with ADHD have ... Read on »
reader's story: Janice by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD an interview with:  Janice Schuchaskie ADHD child(ren): Gavin, 16 yrs old, 9th grade Chase, 11 years old, 5th gradeNON-ADHD child(ren): Kegan, 14 y ... Read on »