5 Myths About Girls With ADHD

I ran across this article about the biggest myths about girls with ADHD. http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/12/23/the-biggest-myths-about...The article only lists 3 myths though, so I added two more. Here they are:1. MYTH: Boys get ADHD more.TRUTH: It affects both genders at about the same rate. The reality is that boys tend to have more obvious symptoms - like hyperactivity and impulsivity - so parents and teachers notice more.2. MYTH: Girls only get the inattentive type of ADHD....more

She Always Gets What She Wants

"She always gets what she wants!" Ryan yells as I am letting Felicity pick yet another TV show.   *Sigh*...I know that's what it feels like to him.   In some respects he isn't wrong and he will never know how much guilt I carry for not being able to give him more....more

The Magic of the Season

The Magic of the Season ...more

Will My Child’s Label Become a Scarlet Letter?

Over the last few days I’ve read or listened to some very disturbing conversations regarding my children, one with Bipolar Disorder and the other with Aspergers. It honestly feels like our family is wearing a scarlet letter. People believe that all evil comes from families like mine and if society would just remove my children, the world would be a safer place. More than once, I’ve listened to reasoning from individuals that claim the solution to all mass shootings is to have a registry for all people with “labels” or those taking medication so the government can monitor them....more

Emotionless Killers? Get your facts straight before you speak.

This won't work with my son. Yelling doesn't work. Neither does "the look"....more
I have to say, "I agree!" I recently had this same conversation with my husband. And yes, I ...more

Gift guides for special needs kids

Wondering how to choose a toy or gift for a special needs kid?  There are lots of great tips online. Remember to keep safety in mind, and look for something engaging.  Read more at http://www.examiner.com/article/gift-guides-for-special-needs-kids...more
BlogHer gift giving ideas? giftafeast hand wrapped sfmade treats: http://t.co/tb7IIlZsQjmore

It is unbelievable to me that they won't let you delete your own post

 So I have to just fill this post in with whatever.... delete...!...more

The Newtown Tragedy and Asperger's Syndrome

The tragic shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday is just unfathomable.  I get a lump in my throat and my eyes burn with tears just thinking about it.  How are those folks in Newtown, Connecticut even breathing today? ...more

Don't Point Your Fingers In My Son's Direction - Regarding Autism And The Shootings In Connecticut

Like the rest of the nation, I spent Friday and the rest of the weekend heartbroken, sick, screaming from my soul for the lives lost in Newtown, Connecticut. I find it impossible to wrap my head around the scope of it. And as the reports ran ad nauseam and the faces marked by tragedy filled up the television screen, one uncovered item had my full attention: they believe that the shooter had autism....more

Looking back on my special needs child's year

As the year draws to a close it’s a great time to appreciate the achievements your child has accomplished during the past twelve months, no matter how small they may seem to others. It’s also a good time to regroup and look to the future – break a large goal into smaller steps and praise each step (or stumble) along the way. 8 amazing achievements from my special needs child’s 8th year of life: 1. She is finally sleeping through the night....more