Last summer , a mom connected with me over Facebook. Sherry was hurt and frustrated with how the system can fail kids who have ADHD. She wanted to challenge parents of ADHD Kids -- to share their stories on this blog and even with their local media, and to help teachers learn to help kids who have ADHD. Sherry Cassidy made my...Read More
Hey, and Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. I hope you'll write me some comments and tell me what you're thankful for. What's made a difference in your world this year? I'm thankful for YOU. And I wouldn't have had a chance to connect with so many of you if no one had cared to ask me what my own dream was. So I'm...Read More
On Tuesday we were playing a stupid game called "Knuckles." The game was dumb and we should have considered our environment before playing it.
I ended up making a big mistake and getting into trouble at school. Again.
But this time it was different. Here's what happened.
People get frustrated because we are very strong-willed and when we aren't challenged or interested we just don't do it.Read More
But when it comes to being 12, on this planet, not much has changed. And when you were ADHD like I was, it was a bit harder, a bit more awkward.Read More
Sam shared his speech from Grade 5 on the forum -- in it he explained how he feels about his ADHD. I think he speaks for a lot of us, in his feelings of frustration and hopefulness. After he shared his speech, he got some great input from another ADHD family who had helped their son through a similar situation.Read More
There are so many things teachers can do to make life better for kids with ADHD in their classroom. First especially now at the beginning of the school year it to get to know them. Find out what they like and who their friends are, then help them with those friendships. And kids - hang in there. You are not alone.Read More
Ever thought about quitting school? What do you think about kids being home schooled? One of the cool moms who connected with me on Facebook has decided to do just that -- she's one of a growing number of parents who are "unschooling" their kids at home.Read More
Kids with #ADHD have really high drop-out rates. It's too easy for us to give up on our futures. Last summer, I met Ellen Berg -- an amazing teacher who teaches and encourages students with #ADHD every day. She's got the greatest attitude and a big list of useful strategies. Check it out!Read More
I actually hate swimming lessons, they bore me to tears AND I'm doing them anyway. Because I lost my cousin who didn't stick with his swimming lessons.
My mom got me a private teacher this summer so I can at least get through the Red Cross program up to level 10. Then I'm doing my bronze cross and bronze medallion like my brother did last summer.
Hey guys, I just got back from an amazing conference called the World Domination Summit. #WDS2015. I've been really excited to tell you about it and wrote this before my mom and I drove home last night. I met some amazing and inspiring people at WDS -- check out some of things I learned from them in my blog. ~...Read More
Just got my report card in the mail and.... Good news -- I passed all my courses. Bad news -- some of them were pretty close to the line. Like really close. Seems no matter how hard I try or how supposedly "smart" I am, I don't do well sitting in a class for a year trying to tick off all the expected boxes to get...Read More
Communicate Your Expectations: A dear friend of mine, a duke of the ADHD kingdom is always late. I’m not talking in minutes; I’m talking in hours. My frustration would be at a 19 on a scale of 1-10. Finally I said, “I know this is hard, but when we get together, I expect you to be on time, or at least 15 minute late. If...Read More