10 things kids with ADHD wish teachers knew

10 things kids with ADHD (and their mommas) wish teachers knew

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The contrast between expectations and actual ability is stark but invisible when it comes to ADHD. Individuals with ADHD don’t have any outwardly visible signs of having a disability. So, what happens is that ADHD behaviors are often interpreted as willful, defiant, oppositional, disobedient, and disrespectful. I think this is toughest for kids with ADHD in the Read more

ADHD is a b*@#$!

ADHD is a b*@#$!

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ADHD is a b*@#$! (I vowed to keep it real, right?)

If my son’s inability to stay focused were due to an obvious brain injury or intellectual delay, his inattentiveness would never be questioned as a lack of motivation or not trying hard enough. If my son had physical and developmental delays that were obvious just by looking at him, he might not be chided for crying when teased at the age of twelve. If my son Read more

the awkwardness of middle school and adhd

The awkwardness of middle school + ADHD

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Today is Ricochet’s first day of middle school. MIDDLE SCHOOL! It’s hard to believe on many levels. For one thing, I can’t be old enough for my baby to be in middle school. {eek!} Secondly, he really isn’t mature enough for the demands of middle school, thanks to his ADHD.

Middle school forces many new challenges on Ricochet’s less-than-adequate planning and organization skills. Read more