I Got Nothing Done Today or Living with Kids with ADHD

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I Got Nothing Done Today or Living with Kids with ADHD

My writing goal for today was to edit two chapters of my middle grade novel. I hadn’t even made it half way through the first of the two chapters when at 3 pm I looked at the clock and found myself saying, I got nothing done today. Living with kids with ADHD poses many . . . I was going to say problems . . . but that’s not the right word. It poses many challenges and opportunities which can be very time consuming causing parents to feel like they got nothing done. 

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Three Areas Where You Can Nurture Yourself When You Have a Child With Reactive Attachment Disorder

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Three Areas Where You Can Nurture Yourself When You Have a Child With Reactive Attachment Disorder

Parenting a child with reactive attachment disorder comes with numerous challenges. Each RAD child is different. I should know—I have three and they are each unique in how their RAD behaviors manifest themselves. How each person nurtures themselves is going to look different, but might I suggest three areas where you can nurture yourself when you have a child with reactive attachment disorder . . .

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Surviving ADHD and RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder)

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Surviving ADHD and RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder)

A couple of years ago I placed a countdown APP on my phone with all four of my boys’ names and how many days they would be remaining in our home. It was during a particularly rough patch with my kids, two kids in particular, and I needed that countdown to put things in perspective—to know that there would be an end my having to deal with all of the difficult behaviors, a light at the end of the tunnel as it were.

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Up Close and Personal With ADHD

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Up Close and Personal With ADHD

One common phrase that used to be repeated in our house everyday multiple times a day was PERSONAL SPACE. Why is it so hard for children with ADHD to respect personal space, and how do you teach them to give others space?

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