By: Martianne Stanger One of my children has the “gift of ADHD”, and, let me tell you: it does not always seem like a gift. Some days, ADHD wreaks havoc in our home. In fact, last month, we had a string of such days, which resulted in me considering medication. My husband was surprised, and, … More Our Current (Not-So-Conventional) Solution to ADHD
By: Cheryl Maguire “You need glasses,” the Ophthalmologist said to me. I was twelve years old. My mom was shocked since I had never complained of unclear vision and no one else in our family had poor eyesight. The reason I had gone to the doctor was because I failed the school screening exam. My … More How Healthy are Your Child’s Eyes?
By: Jessica Aldred As parents of a school-age child and a preschooler, my husband and I often struggle with how to discipline or reward each of them without impacting the other. For instance, if we’ve promised an outing to a fun family location but my four-year-old has had a particularly bad day, it’s a tough … More Reward System
By: Jessica Aldred Admitting something is wrong with your own child is a terribly difficult thing to do. I’m finally at a point where I feel somewhat proud of myself for admitting that I have a child with quite a few ADHD symptoms. While they won’t officially label him or consider medication until he turns … More My Child Has Issues
By: Sheila Gaudet As “Mommy Bloggers” a lot of what we write about involves our children. If it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t fit the role, right? I truly believe that when we make the decision to become parents, we take on a huge responsibility to protect, nurture,, and guide our children to adulthood. For … More I Am More Than A Mom
By: Martianne Stanger Some of you might recall the poem I shared in honor of Autism Awareness Month. Since we just had ADHD Awareness Week and Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness month in October, I thought I would share another poem that I wrote as part of Jennie Linthorst’s LifeSPEAKS workshop for moms of special needs … More “No Fixing, Please.” – A Poem in Honor of ADHD and SPD Awareness Months
By: Jessica DiRamio Always known as the spirited child, my daughter, Juliana was unlike any other baby, toddler, preschooler, or school-aged child I had ever come in contact with. She was very intense; on a scale of 1-10, everything she did was a 10. She cried harder and longer than most and got mad a … More ADHD and My Daughter