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parenting a child with adhd

Similarities outweigh the differences when it comes to parenting a child with ADHD

Children with ADHD are unique creatures. Not just different from their peers, but different from other children with ADHD as well. The disorder affects each individual who has it in a unique constellation of ways. For instance, my son, Ricochet, has […]

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Here’s to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire

I don't know where to start in my book review of Stacey Turis' Here's to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire, An abseent-minded tale of life with Giftedness More...

Tips for a good IEP meeting… and response to questions

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 bring More...

How do we know good choices from bad when parenting a child with 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 More...

Failure: Path To Nowhere or Road To Success?

Failure. It's a word that strikes fear into my heart. I've fought failure for as long as I can remember and for a long time considered it the fate More...

ADHD- An invisible disorder

Normally, when I write an article, I discuss topics and problems which have solutions. Today I’d like to discuss an important issue which confounds me as a parent More...

Luke’s Journey to an IEP, Part 2: Developing the IEP

As you read in Luke's Journey to an IEP, Part 1: The Evaluation, I worked for two years to attain special education services for Luke for his Written More...

apps for education, volume 1: organization and time management

I can't remember how I discovered that apps can be used for education and very successfully for special education, but I remember being stunned. I, not owning an More...

The Keeper of the Keys has an apprentice

There is an image from childhood in my head that I identify with. It is the silhouette of a custodian walking down the light-filled hall of my elementary More...

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