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    by Published on 09-22-2019 12:33 PM
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    Republished with permission from Homeschool.com
    This was a guest post written by your truly for Homeschool.com and I wanted to share with you.

    Welcome to a peek inside my life. My life as the mother of achild with ADHD.My oldest son Andrew has it, and it has been quite the journey learning to live, homeschool, and adjust to dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.


    ADHD, you mean the no sugar,eat brown bread, hyperactive child diagnosis fad of the ’80s? I get that question a lot. A LOT. ADHD is not a fad. It is a real diagnosis and had been around and recognized as a health issue since the mid-1970s. My brother and my husband were diagnosed with it and back then, the rule was no sugar, brown bread, and basically eat nuts and grains. Easier said than done.


    Whether your child has ADHD from genetics(if a parent or close relative was diagnosed, chances of having it are higher), ADD Symptoms, or from something like a TBI(Traumatic Brain Injury), nobody knows. Andrew had both genetics AND a TBI working against him. At 18 months, he decided he could swan dive, like Lara Croft from Tomb Raider off his tiny wooden chair, head first onto the concrete floor. *sigh


    I didn’t notice more than normal child busyness until he was about 5. His Kindergarten year was hard. It was a challenging class, to begin with, because the teacher was overwhelmed and Andrew’s ADHD was prevalent. He schooled via Public school through the early part of 6th grade. School was not easy for him. ADHD symptoms present a lot of challenges in normal life, much less in a school setting.


    What is ADHD? It is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. A great explanation for it and one I use quite often is that his brain is not wired correctly. Someone attached the wrong wires and even left one wire disconnected. He functions differently than the rest of the world. Each child with ADHD is different. Some may be more focused,some may be less. Some may be hyper, some may be able to sit still. Andrew has trouble focusing on things unless it is something like a video game or building with legos. He constantly moves. He cannot sit still. His leg is bouncing, hand tapping, or talking. Or, all 3!LOL It took him forever to learn things. He can tell me how something works within minutes but learning his address or phone number was a long process.
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    by Published on 09-18-2019 10:10 AM

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    by Published on 08-30-2019 02:21 AM
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    So, you want to homeschool your child but they are preschool age. Guess what? Preschool age is perfect for play learning, as you may have noticed in my other article. But you can still do things and one PERFECT ...

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