Falling Through the Ceiling: New Memoir Discusses ADHD in African American Families

New Memoir Discusses ADHD in African American Families Falling Through the Ceiling: Our ADHD Family Memoir offers a poignant look at the challenges encountered by both parents and children as they cope with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Authors Audrey R. Jones and Larry A. Jones, M.D., are candid about the ..Continue Reading

CLOSING THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE: ONE CHILD AT A TIME

The School-to-Prison Pipeline is a deliberate, planned process that pushes students from school to the criminal justice system, based on the “zero tolerance” policy of most school districts. School administrators have nearly unlimited discretion in the application of discipline. All too often school districts have decided to use police to ..Continue Reading

Black Pearls Magazine Interview

Married over 45 years, Audrey and Larry Jones are fun-loving mates, parents and grandparents who enjoy traveling and each other’s company. Audrey and Larry had a whirlwind spring romance as college students in 1970. They married and had three sons, one right after the other. As expensive, dangerous behaviors continued ..Continue Reading

What is ADHD?

“ADHD is NOT caused by: poor parenting, falls or head injuries, traumatic life events, digital distractions, video games and television, lack of physical activity, food additives, food allergies, or excess sugar.” Attention Deficit Disorder Association (www.add.org) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that is usually diagnosed in childhood. ..Continue Reading

Book Review: Elaine F. Walker, Ph.D.

Falling Through the Ceiling, Our ADHD Family Memoir, is a poignant book about the challenges encountered by both parents and children as they cope with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  The authors, Audrey and Larry Jones, provide a sensitive, knowledgeable, and often humorous account of the obstacles inherent in raising children ..Continue Reading

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

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