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My Parent Journey

Read personal takes on the highs and lows of learning and attention issues, and everything in between. Parents share stories about their journey.

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Why I Stopped Saying “Have a Good Day” to My Son

“Have a good day at school!” It’s something almost all parents say as they (often frantically) get t...

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My Kids Have Both Autism and Learning and Attention Issues, and It’s Complicated

I have three children. Two of my kids have autism, two have learning and attention issues, and one h...

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Want Need Wear Read: The Holiday Gift Strategy That Works for My Kids

Picture a room strewn with crumpled-up wrapping paper, ripped-open boxes and new toys with little pa...

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My Child Has ADHD, but Don’t Call Me an “ADHD Mom”

Sometimes people who don’t have kids with learning and attention issues marvel at what I manage dail...

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My Plan to Survive Mealtimes With a New Mac and Cheese

Recently, I found myself in a “pasta” panic. It’s something any parent of a picky eater can understa...

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