I think all parents worry about their child's future and safety. When you have a child with ADHD, these worries are twofold. There is a stigma attached to ADHD, and I constantly worry that allowing the diagnosis to be made may have set up my son for a lifetime of judgement and low expectations. I worried about prescribing medication, and now that he is on medication and we see him doing so well both socially and academically, I worry that he will always need medication in order to see this kind … [Read more...] about Teen Boys with ADHD are road risks?
While I was being puked on by a toddler today, my husband told Kellen he should be a doctor when he grows up (because he was being a good helper). Kellen's response? "Or I could be a guy who puts pens together. I'm good at that."Heh.When Eric was little he told me he was going to be a janitor when he grows up. His reason? "They get to be in the halls at school all day and never have to go to class."I thought all little boys wanted to be firemen? Not mine apparently, lol. Eric wants to be a … [Read more...] about Big Aspirations
Do manners not exist anymore? Or are people so wrapped up in themselves that aren't aware of anyone around them and how their actions impact others?Last night I took my kids to our local Santa Claus Parade. I put a blanket on the curb and the kids sat down to wait for the parade to start. Everything was fine until the parade was approaching. Then a group of ADULTS came and stood directly in front of my children. My kids took it in stride and leaned around legs to see the parade, but their good … [Read more...] about A Thing of the Past?
My oldest son, Eric, is 18 and one of the most respectful and quiet young men you could ever meet. This wasn't always the case. When he was little, he was a social butterfly. He would talk to anyone and everyone, and loved a captive audience. When he was about three years old, I took him to a small restaurant for lunch. It was a family restaurant and the dining room wasn't very big. We were seated at a booth and there were several tables close by. Shortly after we sat down, Eric decided it was … [Read more...] about Take out, please…
Griffin kicking back on a drive. … [Read more...] about You Gotta Wear Shades
It's great how much kids love each other when they're not in the same room. Together, my kids will fight, bicker, poke, stare at, annoy, boss around, tattle on and torment. Apart, they love and miss each other. Today we went shopping with just Griffin (Eric was out and Kellen and Avery didn't want to come so they got to visit Grandparents). While out, Griffin said to us in this sweetest little voice...."Ehwen is my bet fwiend" (translation: Kellen is my best friend). So sweet! I just love those … [Read more...] about Brotherly Love