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The media is at it again — publishing sensationalized articles that further stigmatize ADHD and ADHD medication. This time, Time Magazine has published an article by Marilyn Wedge, author of A Disease Called Childhood: Why ADHD Became an American Epidemic, called “The ADHD Fallacy”. Wedge’s theory is that ADHD symptoms are “just childhood” and best treated […]Read more
Each and every Spring since 2008 — my son’s kindergarten year — I have experienced déjà vu. Another school year almost complete. Another school year wasted. Another desperate need for the madness to end. You see, each and every school yearRead more
Guest post by Mary Anne Richey, co-author of The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties. If you are like most parents, one of your most common complaints is that you must nag your children constantly to take care of their responsibilities. If it is any comfort to you, research indicates there […]Read more
Have you visited the new website, Understood.org, yet? If not, scurry on over there (after you’ve finished looking around here). This new website is a collaboration between 15 non-profits to support parents of kids with learning and attention issues. What I love most about this site is their simple, very easy to understand articles with […]Read more
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"Read this well-written, empathetic book right away, feel less alone, and take away not only moral support but also valuable strategies for helping your child, yourself, and your family."
"Boy Without Instructions reads like a novel, gripping the reader's interest with every page, every word. But Williams isn’t making up stories; she’s living them. She paints a painfully realistic picture of life with a child with ADHD."
"If you have a child struggling to scribble between the lines of a ‘typical’ world expectation, this book could enliven your courage to draw new lines of adaption and acceptance for your child living with ADHD."
"This compassionate story will captivate your heart and feed your brain. A must read for all mothers (and fathers, too) of children with ADHD."
"We experience joy to agony and everything in between as Williams takes us on her informative, validating, cautionary, and bittersweet adventure."
"In her blow-by-blow account of raising a child with ADHD, Williams confronts stigma and ensuing, enveloping guilt with heart-wrenching anecdotes and brutal honesty."
"I suspect this book would have made me a better mother, had I had such a book 10 years ago."
"Williams talks about the science, but more importantly, she talks about the lived experience of having a child with ADHD and what you can do to make all of your lives better.”
"Williams’ 9-month plan — a culmination of years of research, networking, and advocacy — moves parents step by step from bewilderment to competency and confidence."
"From diagnosis to the art of balancing expectations, self, and family, What to Expect leads you step-by-step through the unpredictable journey of parenting a child with ADHD."