ADHD

My daughter started high school this year. She’s always been smart, learning most things easily without much effort. However, that time comes when even the most brilliant of children has to study. If not before […]

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Today my son was wild — like a bucking colt in a closed corral who had just had his saddle removed and his bridle slipped off. I couldn’t keep him contained, so I sent him […]

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I am sitting in the Chicago airport, phoning home to find out how my son got through the day. I hated getting on the plane this time even more than usual. My son is in […]

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concerta

I can still hear my mom telling me as we watched my two year old son playing, “One day they are going to try and tell you to put that child on Ritalin — and […]

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homework

I am dreading it. Janice is already there. The homework wars have already started with Jackson. He’s only in second grade, but I hear frustration growing in Janice’s voice as she tries to get him […]

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I came home with a very different kind of prescription last week… My doctor suggested pet therapy for my son, Jackson. Yes, she wants me to get him a dog! Jackson has been begging and […]

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