Would you like some whipped cream with that?

Would you like some whipped cream with that?

When Kellen started taking medication for his ADHD, we watched his appetite slowly fade away. It started with not wanting snacks as much, then progressed to the point where we had to practically force him to the table. I don’t believe in making the dinner table...
I found the secret…

I found the secret…

After trying for weeks to teach him to swallow a pill last year, and then spending a half hour every morning attempting to teach him this week, I finally found the secret to teaching my son to swallow pills. Here is what we tried: practicing with candy, ice, vitamins,...
Medication and ADHD

Medication and ADHD

This mommy gig never gets any easier. When my son was diagnosed with ADHD a little over a year ago, I was upset to know he would have challenges ahead of him for possibly the rest of his life; I was relieved to have a diagnosis so we could move forward and try and...

ADHD: When does it matter?

Being the parent of a child with ADHD can be difficult for a lot of reasons: dealing with challenging behaviours, making decisions about medication, dealing with judgmental people, watching your child struggle socially, just to name a few. I firmly believe that we can...

Thinking in Pictures

Last night I had the incredible privilege of attending a lecture by Temple Grandin. Temple Grandin is an amazing American woman who has autism. She is a successful scientist and advocate for animal rights, and she is an author who was written multiple books on animal...

Treating ADHD in children

The other day, I explained the symptoms of ADHD and how we came to that diagnosis for my son. The diagnosis is just the beginning. The next important step is understanding ADHD, so that you can help your child do his/her best at home, at school and in life. We had the...

How do you know if your child has ADHD?

What are the symptoms of ADHD? I wish there was a clear answer, or a quick blood test, that could give a definitive answer. For us, there were several things that lead to the diagnosis of our son. It wasn’t because he was a high energy toddler. All of my...

Mornings with a child with ADHD

Mornings with a child with ADHD…. Get up, start playing.Be told to come eat.Be told to come eat.Be told to come eat.Go downstairs to have breakfast.Fight with sister about which bowl to use.Fight about which chair to sit in.Have breakfast.Have more...

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