Category: ADHD

Today’s Victory: The Good, The Concerning and The Cause for Celebration

Yesterday after picking the kids up from school, I dropped Elliott off at home before taking Emmett to an ADHD med-check. When a child is on ADHD medication, there are frequent medication checks for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it’s about making sure the medication is still the correct medication for the child …

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We don’t medicate our kids all willy-nilly

Today worked out pretty well, at least better than expected. Gavin goes to my parents every Wednesday and spends a few hours hanging out. This gives Lizze and I a reprieve from all the talking. Something had come up for today and he wasn’t going to be able to go but last night, my Mom …

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Here’s what happened at Emmett’s doctors appointment today

As I shared earlier, Emmett had an appointment with his pediatrician this afternoon for an ADHD intake, similar to Elliott’s from last week.  The ADHD intake went just fine. Emmett’s ADHD was on full display while we were there. We kinda joked about whether or not I was sure he had ADHD because he was …

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Why I had to pick up the kids early today

We’re all checked in and waiting to be called back. Oh… I should have mentioned that Emmett has his ADHD intake with his pediatrician today. This is the same appointment that Elliott had last week, minus the headache stuff.  I’m not expecting this to be a challenging appointment unless they try to clean his ears …

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Can #ADHD make it difficult for kids to fall asleep? 

It’s now pushing midnight as I’m writing this and Mr. Elliott is still awake. He’s having the hardest time falling asleep lately. Emmett was the one struggling for so long and now that he’s doing better, Elliott is trading places with him. I’m not sure what this is all about, or how to help him …

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Could he be anymore hyper?

Do you ever have those mornings where your kids are hyper and fuck? I’m definitely having one of those mornings today. The guilty party is Mr. Elliott and this kid is bouncing off the walls and anything else that has a solid surface. I’ve often wondered why some mornings he wakes up super calm and …

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