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Archives for December, 2011

ADHD (General)

Let’s Get Back To Normal

Enough already with the Christmas lights!

Don't get me wrong; at first, I enjoyed the magazine-worthy display of holiday lights in the photo. This is good, 'cause they're just across the street from me, four houses down.

Usually, I revel in the Rockwellian atmosphere of my cozy little neighborhood. My neighbors' unparalleled enthusiasm for seasonal festivities is a wonder...
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ADHD (General)

Zoë’s Pet Peeves: How Do They Do It?

I can't believe this is my penultimate (or possibly the last) Pet Peeve of 2011.  On the bright side (the "thumbs up" side), it's Pet Peeve #44.  When I was about 8 years old, a very funky grey-haired aunt of mine came visiting. This aunt loved to laugh, which is good because her smile and her big white teeth would light up the room. Her laughter was...
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ADHD (General)

8 Gifts for ADHD Kids


I've been feeling pretty nostalgic this Christmas. In particular, I'm remembering what it was like being a hyperactive little girl with undiagnosed ADHD.

Based on on my research and my experience as an adult with ADHD, I'd like to suggest the following gifts that parents can give to their ADHD kids, both during the holidays...
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ADHD (General)

ADHD, Control Freak, Or Both?

In my ongoing quest to develop a more healthy self-identity, I’ve recently revisited the idea that I’m a control freak.  I’ve been called, and referred to myself as a control freak for as long as I can remember.

I often justified this label with psychological arguments such as:  I was adopted at four months old, an event over which I had no control but which...
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