Top 8 Myths about ADHD

Have you ever encountered the numerous myths surrounding ADHD since starting your journey with your child? How many false stories and fabricated news articles that exist about this condition is astounding. Regrettably, some individuals, who lack expertise on the subject but think they are the guru of it, tend to believe and repeat these misconceptions. They may even recite them to you at any given chance *insert eye roll. Therefore, I have compiled a list of the top 8 myths about ADHD that I have come across. 1. ADHD is not real Oh, how adorably ignorant it is to claim that ADHD…


Comorbidities of ADHD

Approximately half of all people with ADHD suffer from another condition. This is known as a comorbidity. Sometimes comorbidities are considered 'secondary' or triggered by ADHD. For example, a child could be particularly depressed because they are constantly being told off for being impulsive or not being able to focus on the task at hand. This will generally subside once the ADHD is diagnosed and treated. When the problems don't resolve this is when a condition is considered comorbid or standalone, a diagnosis in itself. The condition is both chronic and pervasive. That means they were noticed early on in childhood and…

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8 things a parent of a child with ADHD will have had!

I can pretty much guarantee that if you are a parent/carer of a child/children with ADHD you will have had the majority of these eight things! Let me know which ones resonate! 8 things a parent of a child with ADHD will have had: 1. Rubbish Advice Love a bit of well-meaning advice. Often well-meaning, this advice can be anything from cut out dairy, bathing in salt water, giving certain vitamins, pillows, bed positioning to stand on one leg whilst hopping with a boiled egg on your head chanting.  Ok, maybe not the last one but you get the picture.  It’s so…


Today I was over it by 08:40 am

Today I was over it by 08:40 am.  With two children successfully in school and one refusing to come down from his high-rise bed, I was officially over it. Every morning is a struggle at the moment.  My mainstream child is simply a dream when it comes to school. Thankfully.  He gets his homework done on time, he gets up every morning on time and in the entire time of being at secondary school, two years, he has missed the bus once.  Praise the Lord for that child.  I mean don’t get me wrong, he has other things that drive me bonkers,…


ADHD Symptoms in Children

I remember googling this phrase the first time ADHD was suggested as a possible 'thing' for my daughter. Racing home I typed in, 'ADHD symptoms in children'. I rarely used Google as a Dr because as we all know, we can suffer from any of the symptoms listed if we put our mind to it! Firstly it gave me a brief description of what ADHD was. In a nutshell, it said that ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, was the most common neurodevelopmental disorder to be diagnosed in children. Children with ADHD have trouble with attention, focus, impulsivity and being overly active.…


ADHD and Dyspraxia in Children

ADHD and dyspraxia are both neurodevelopmental disorders. ADHD is a condition that affects focus, attention, and impulsivity. Dyspraxia (also known as DCD, Developmental Coordination Disorder) is a condition that affects fine and gross motor skills, coordination and movement. It is often referred to as a "motor learning disability." This means that it can be difficult for people with dyspraxia to learn new motor skills, or to execute previously learned motor skills. Dyspraxia can occur in isolation, or it can be comorbid with other conditions, such as ADHD. In fact, research suggests that ADHD and dyspraxia often co-occur. One study found that 36…



Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are two of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by problems with focus, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. OCD is a chronic condition marked by unwanted and intrusive thoughts, emotions, or impulses that lead to repetitive behaviours or compulsions. Roughly 30% of people with OCD have ADHD. While they have some similarities, they are also two very different disorders. I decided to write this post to explore the link between ADHD and OCD, as well as the symptoms and treatments available for each condition. The…


10 Things I wish people understood about ADHD

There are so many things I have learned since parenting my children with ADHD. It's been a learning curve of a journey! Having children with ADHD obviously means I research, a lot. I've uncovered so many things I had absolutely no idea about ADHD. Learning about the physical differences in the ADHD brain. Connecting the many comorbidities of ADHD. and so much more. I cringe at some of the things I never knew, and thankfully now do. But, if I had to write a list of my top 10 things I wish people understood about ADHD I think this would be them.…


CBT for Children with ADHD

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder, one of the most common mental disorders affecting children.  It is a developmental impairment of the brain's executive functioning.  This affects a child’s ability to focus, stay organised, sit still and manage impulse control.  Treatment for children with ADHD will often involve stimulant medication and therapy.  The most promising improvements seen in children with ADHD are those who are on medication combined with CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. What is CBT? Whilst CBT was developed from various ideas, the work of Dr Aaron T. Beck (1921-2021) is recognised as the most prominent.  He believed that negative schema, thoughts,…


Top 5 Books on ADHD for Parents

There are so many books on how to parent our children with ADHD. I didn’t know quite where to start.  And with all the best intentions, I cannot find the time to read them all.  Having spoken to several parents and having read a fair few myself, I thought I would compile a list of my Top 5 Books on ADHD for Parents.  I’m sure everyone has their favourites!  This is also very dependent on the age of your child with ADHD, and their specific diagnosis.  Below are the books that came out top with parents who gave me their feedback. I…


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