ADHD · Parenting · school

How to Request a School Evaluation for your ADHDer

There are times in everyone's lives when you have to make the hard decision.  A choice that you know is not going to win you any friends but in the end, it is the right decision to make. I think this is the third blog I've done about my negotiations with the school.  Read more… Continue reading How to Request a School Evaluation for your ADHDer

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ADHD · school

IEPs, 504s and ADHD…OH MY! (Part 2)

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with their friends and family.  I've got to be honest with the holiday and one kid coming down with mono I've been a bit behind on doing my research for our upcoming IEP meeting. And the big day was supposed to be today!  YIKES!! I've… Continue reading IEPs, 504s and ADHD…OH MY! (Part 2)

ADHD · school

IEPs and 504s and ADHD….OH MY!!!

I'm feeling a bit like Dorthy right now.  Lost and scared about the journey I am on.  Which path should I choose? I am at a crossroad with the education plan for my daughter.  As many of you know Pickles is diagnosed with ADHD but speech articulation delays qualified her for an IEP at her elementary… Continue reading IEPs and 504s and ADHD….OH MY!!!

ADHD · school

What is an Accommodation and Why do I Need One?

Eye exams are pretty routine throughout childhood.  If you fail an eye exam, you get glasses.  Nobody really thinks twice about it.  You might suffer a few "four eyes" comments but I think kids with glasses are adorable.  Glasses are a tool to improve vision. Now imagine if your child has a learning disability or struggles… Continue reading What is an Accommodation and Why do I Need One?

ADHD · school

How to Get the Homework Done and Still Like your Kid (Part 2)

As I trudged downstairs this morning half asleep I almost tripped over the pile of books and binders that surrounded my daughter's backpack.  I give her credit because while messy at least all the school supplies made it to the right staging area for this morning's rush hour. Last night was one of those nights.… Continue reading How to Get the Homework Done and Still Like your Kid (Part 2)

Parenting · school

How to Get the Homework Done and Still Like your Kid (Part 1)

"NOOOOOO" he screams from the top of his lungs while throwing his body to the floor.  He gets up and starts to hit me.  Not hard but just enough so that I know that he is mad.  I take the abuse while giving him several warnings.  If he doesn't stop he will eventually end up… Continue reading How to Get the Homework Done and Still Like your Kid (Part 1)