How Do I Know If My Child Has Simple or Complex ADHD?

This is one of the million dollar questions of ADHD. We aren’t doctors and we won’t play them on this blog, but we will gently point out that the odds are that your child is more likely rather than less likely to have something else going on.  And we would also want you to knowContinue reading “How Do I Know If My Child Has Simple or Complex ADHD?”

What is Complex ADHD?

This week we are talking about what we mean when we say “complex ADHD.”  It’s easy to understand, even for us sleep-deprived parents.  Simple ADHD is when your child has ADHD but not another related diagnosis.  Complex ADHD is when your child has ADHD and another related diagnosis.  Here at “Two Moms and ADHD,” weContinue reading “What is Complex ADHD?”

How To Best Support the Parents of ADHDers In Your Life

ADHD can deeply affect relationships with family and friends.  But when handled with care, it’s an opportunity to make something beautiful. Here are some reflections from Two Moms for family and friends of parents of ADHDers… Take it upon yourself to EDUCATE YOURSELF.  If your grandchild, niece, nephew, best friend’s child has ADHD, ask yourContinue reading “How To Best Support the Parents of ADHDers In Your Life”

Family Dynamics and ADHD: CHOSEN FAMILY

One of life’s beautiful gifts is the special people that become like family to us. They genuinely care and show up in our lives in meaningful ways. They can be counted on time and again. They’re our people. They become family. As we parent our ADHDers, chosen family may become a huge part of ourContinue reading “Family Dynamics and ADHD: CHOSEN FAMILY”

Family Dynamics and ADHD: EXTENDED FAMILY

Having extended family can be a lifesaver.  Nothing negates the blessing of extra helping hands and hearts to make a difference for you and your kid.  Unless you count them second guessing the use of meds or questioning the very existence of ADHD . Maybe you’ve learned to navigate these minefields. Or maybe you don’tContinue reading “Family Dynamics and ADHD: EXTENDED FAMILY”

Family Dynamics & ADHD: MARRIAGE

Family life with ADHDers can throw in a lot of the unexpected, unplanned and definitely some unwanted dynamics. It can add strain and stress. But, by default, it can also build enormous STRENGTH. Let’s face it – the more you work something out, although it brings pain, strength usually follows. Today on Two Moms andContinue reading “Family Dynamics & ADHD: MARRIAGE”

Family Dynamics: SIBLINGS

One of the most exciting parts of starting a family is dreaming what it will be like.  Who will the kids look like?  What will their passions be?  Will they be each other’s best friend?  We each have hopes and expectations as we wonder about those family dynamics.  The addition of an ADHDer can changeContinue reading “Family Dynamics: SIBLINGS”

Be The Best YOU

It’s in the quiet moments of summer that it hits me. My brain plays a highlight reel of the stress and drama of the school year: the near expulsion, constant teacher complaints, endless advocating and daily notifications of missed or failed assignments. Nine months of non-stop cortisol pumping through my veins leaves me scratching myContinue reading “Be The Best YOU”

Making Strides to Make Us Whole

Victory happened in this shower stall this morning. An actual feat of epic proportions. And the more I think about it, the more mind blowing it is to me. Norrine sent me this picture then called me first thing this morning in a hushed but excited tone: “Guess how long I took in the showerContinue reading “Making Strides to Make Us Whole”