All the other stuff they don’t tell you about ADHD: School

School and ADHD

There’s a lot more to ADHD.

As I said a couple weeks ago, in my latest book, The Insider’s Guide to ADHD: Adults with ADHD Reveal the Secret to Parenting Kids with ADHD, I devote nearly an entire chapter to all the parts of ADHD that doctors, therapists, and teachers don’t tell parents about upon diagnosis, or sometimes ever. There’s inflexibility, meltdowns, sensory processing struggles, executive functioning deficits, etc. So, I decided to make “All the Other Stuff They Don’t Tell You” a regular series here on the blog — it’s a lot of information. Today I’m going to discuss what I consider hell-on-earth for kids with ADHD and/or autism: SCHOOL. More

I’m on the Parenting in the Rain Podcast! And a giveaway!

parenting kids with ADHD podcast

A bit of free advice on parenting kids with ADHD

I’m so fortunate to have met play therapist and school counselor, Jackie Flynn, when she asked me to do an interview with her for her new podcast series, Parenting in the Rain. You are going to love her!

Our interview on parenting kids with ADHD is a free podcast download on iTunes, or you can listen on Stitcher. Click here to listen on iTunes:  More

All the other stuff they don’t tell you about ADHD: MTHFR

All the stuff they don't tell you about ADHD: MTHFR

There’s a lot more to ADHD.

In my latest book, The Insider’s Guide to ADHD: Adults with ADHD Reveal the Secret to Parenting Kids with ADHD, I devote nearly an entire chapter to all the parts of ADHD that doctors, therapists, and teachers don’t tell parents about upon diagnosis, or sometimes ever. There’s inflexibility, meltdowns, sensory processing struggles, executive functioning deficits, etc.

When Ricochet was diagnosed with ADHD in 2008, I was handed a flyer on 504 plans, a flyer on the definition of ADHD, and a flyer on ADHD medication, along with an offer of a prescription for medication. The physician did not mention one thing on that list of additional facets of ADHD, nor did anyone else. I had to read, research, and learn the hard way. I certainly hope my books and blogging change that for other families. I’ve decided to make “All the Other Stuff They Don’t Tell You” a regular series here on the blog — it’s a lot of information. Today I’m going to discuss MTHFR.  More

Keep your eye on the horizon: Looking ahead to 2016

Keeping an eye on the horizon: looking ahead to 2016

Another year of special parenthood

New Years is supposed to be a time to celebrate the triumphs of the previous year, and approach the upcoming year with great anticipation and positivity. A time to say farewell to the struggles of the previous year and revel in the fact that you survived it, and you’re better for having had the experience.

I find it difficult to approach a new year with anticipation these days.  More

Top Posts of 2015

Top Posts of 2015, Parenting ADHD & Autism

What spoke to you in 2015

There’s never a dull moment in the Williams house, and 2015 was no exception. Highlights include the addition of an autism diagnosis, filing a state complaint against our former school, changing schools, and the addition of  raising “the finger” and using salty words to express anger. Some of our stories really spoke to many of you — here are the five most popular.  More