Signs My Child Had ADHD
ADHD in Children
Oh, Oh, Sweet Child of Mine! **This post contains referral links and I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you to help me run my blog. ** I often wonder if the signs my child had ADHD started before he was delivered. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? From the time of delivery, I began to secretly wonder if what I experiencing was normal.  My son was two weeks overdue and had no expectations of arriving soon. He had a large head circumference which made labor quite difficult for me. It also made for difficult walking the last …
How My ADHD Ignited My Son’s Behavior
ADHD in Children
How My ADHD Ignited My Son’s Behavior **This post contains referral links and I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you! Recently, I realized the truth of how my ADHD ignited my son’s ADHD behavior.  This was another example of how I wished my parents had followed through on my diagnosis as a child, instead of not addressing it further. Parenting an ADHD-Oppositional Defiant Disorder child is tough.  The constant stream of defiance, hyperness and homework struggles each night will test any parent to their wit’s end.   I remember telling stories to other moms of …
MY SECRETS OF RAISING AN ADHD CHILD
ADHD in Children
**This post contains referral links and I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. THE EARLY YEARS Now that my son is 21 years old and I am 55 years old, it seems like a lifetime ago when I was struggling with him. You can read my post HERE when I first heard the doctor’s diagnosis of my son having ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Through the years, I have learned what did and didn’t work to disciplining my ADHD child. If you haven’t heard of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, you can read about this frustrating disorder HERE If your child is struggling with behavioral issues and you feel like you are grasping at …
The One Trick I Used With A Teacher That Didn’t Believe In ADHD
ADHD in Children
**This post contains affiliate links and I may make a small commission, at no additional cost to you in the event of a  purchase.** The first time I met my son’s fifth grade teacher, I got this needle-like pain in my stomach as soon as we left the room.  Being proactive about my son’s condition, I had shared with the teacher my son was ADHD and was on medication. Imagine the ghastly look on my face when the teacher replied in a cheery voice us ADHD parents abbor:  “I don’t believe in ADHD or medicine.  She then flitted about with the other parents and children in the room and left me standing with my mouth open. Strike One. I literally froze.  I …
My Story and Struggles Parenting An ADHD Child
ADHD in Children
Pregnancy and Pre-ADHD This is my story and struggles of parenting an ADHD child.  Our road has definately  has been that of  A Road Less Traveled by Scott Peck When I was pregnant, I had all the confidence in the world that I was going to do this “parenting” thing right!   One thing I had learned as a child of a manic depressive mother, was how not to parent.  Our child was going to be showered with all the love I never had and would never feel unwanted or unloved like I had.   My patience was going to be that of a …
Why I Put My ADHD Son On  Medication At Age 4
ADHD in Children
Why I Didn’t Regret Putting Son On ADHD Medicine At Age 4 Looking back at this robust picture of my son I am filled with nostalgia.   We were forever taking our son places to get his energy out in hopes of having a peaceful night.  (Which rarely happened!)  Billy was filled with so much energy and life!  At times it was pleasurable to watch and gave me the feeling that we had done a good job of providing a happy environment for him.  Other times, I would cry in frustration with what we were doing wrong. Taking him to the …