Red Flags for Adult ADHD – Familial Factors

Are you dealing with familial factors, such as being the parent or child of a person with ADHD, receiving an ADHD diagnosis in childhood, or being “just like” a relative with ADHD?   From Falling Through The Ceiling: Our ADHD Family Memoir: “Larry never thought that he would be diagnosed ..Continue Reading

Red Flags for Adult ADHD -Inattention Problems

Have you experienced frequent problems with driving (speeding tickets, accidents, or excessive caution to compensate for inattention problems)? From Falling Through The Ceiling: Our ADHD Family Memoir: “The four ADHD drivers of the Jones family faced numerous accidents, parking violations, and speeding tickets. The three Jones’ Boys learned much of ..Continue Reading

Red Flags for Adult ADHD – Money Management

Everyone has some of these symptoms occasionally, but those with adult ADHD have more of these symptoms consistently and to a level of impairment. These symptoms may be fairly consistent, vary according to the situation or fluctuate without control. Impulsivity Problems with: – Impulsive spending – Making impulsive decisions – ..Continue Reading

Red Flags for Adult ADHD – Organizational Challenges

Do you find yourself repeatedly facing organizational challenges (time management difficulties, missed appointments, frequent tardiness, unfinished projects, etc.)? Everyone has some of these symptoms occasionally, but those with adult ADHD have more of these symptoms consistently and to a level of impairment. These symptoms may be fairly consistent, vary according ..Continue Reading

Peter Rabbit’s ADHD

WOW!  My family and I just went to see Peter Rabbit and if he were a human boy, we hope he would be treated for ADHD.  He lived with two humans. One he couldn’t control himself around; Mr. McGregor who had a garden. Peter may have caused his heart attack. ..Continue Reading

ENABLE TABLE GAMES – Audrey

Help and Enable get confused in my head.  For years we rationalized that our boys appreciated what we tried to do for them to improve their opportunities.  In their late 30’s do they admit that their inattentive, compulsive brains only learned when it was too expensive, financially and emotionally to ..Continue Reading

ADHD AND ME

Even when things were not going well, having the God-given courage to turn that adversity into something positive is what I learned to do.” – Larry   In 1965 my mother became ill with cancer when I was 15, and died four years later. My grandmother and I were devastated ..Continue Reading

Is AD/HD A Real Diagnosis?

A recent Pediatric News (Rettew, David C.. “Discuss ADHD ‘Controversy’ with Parents.” Pediatric News Review) defines ADHD as a dimensional rather than binary entity.  What we have learned in our family’s journey is that it is not a psychiatric diagnosis; for us it is a spectrum of behaviors that we have ..Continue Reading