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Explaining To My Son Why His Friends Need ADHD Medication

Every child is different, and at different stages of my son’s development I have had to explain certain things, one of which is why his classmate in kindergarten needed hearing aids. Another was the reason his friend’s cousin had two mommies in second grade.

As my son grew, these conversations became less and less. Then in his 9th grade year he asked why some of his friends took ADHD medication. Here is what I told him. (more…)

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Mom’s Morning Pep Talk

I have approximately three minutes, if I am lucky, between waking up and refereeing children. These three minutes embody the most important speech I give all day. I like to call it my ‘Mom’s...