GENERAL THOUGHTS REGARDING ADHD
ADHD & EDUCATION
- We made the decision to homeschool after a brief trial of public school. Unfortunately, it was quickly evident our son's ADHD wasn't going to mesh well with standard school structure. I took some time to learn about the origins of our public education and why it is the way it is. Take a walk down some interesting & sarcastic history: AN ELEMENTARY MISTAKE. Please note: In no way do I judge or otherwise condemn people who make the decision to send their children to public or private school. My sarcastic view of the public system is simply that-a criticism of the system, not anyone who participates in it (especially not teachers).
ADHD & CHILDREN
- One of the greatest challenges parents must cope with is the extremely limited attention span of their ADHD children. It's not only a parents who struggle with this, it's teachers as well. Here are some tips and tricks for improving attention and retention in you ADHD child: THE BATTLE OF THE ATTENTION SPAN.
- Children with ADHD simply MUST move. Attempts to control their involuntary movement can lead to problems, yet parents must also conform (at least a little) to social expectations. The following post may give some insight regarding your child's constant movement: THE CHILD IN MOTION.
- Having ADHD is hard on kids and parents alike. Don't kid yourself: children are exposed to moral judgments about their uncontrollable behavior as early as Kindergarten. Here is a view into our son's drop in self-confidence upon entering public school: I WISH I HAD A TRUCK BRAIN.
ADHD & RELATIONSHIPS