Category: Teacher with ADHD

August 11, 2015 / / ADHD

X is for EXtreme Consequences Despite all the creative, crazy, and wonderful quirkiness that I love about ADHD, there are a few tragic things can happen when ADHD is left undiagnosed, untreated, or ineffectively treated.  Approximately 9% of school-aged students live with ADHD. Yet ONLY…

August 5, 2015 / / ADHD

I thought God hated me. Really. I thought He loved everybody except me.  He was mad at me. He wanted to punish me. I believed that Jesus was for the homeschooling minivan mafia and people who had cows and ducks decor in their cutesy country…

August 1, 2015 / / ADHD
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April 29, 2014 / / ADHD

Yakety-yak! Don’t talk back!  When I was a teenager, I sassed my mom and gave her attitude. Also, if I found a teacher boring, the lesson irrelevant (especially in Godzilla-awful geometry class),  or didn’t move fast enough, I commenced non-stop yakking. Or sometimes…

April 21, 2014 / / ADHD

Zip zip zip! Racing thoughts zip through my head like shooting stars. I catch them like fireflies, scramble and jump after them with a butterfly net, post-its in the wind.  This is how my brain is all the time.  No, I’m not manic,…

April 15, 2014 / / ADHD

Myths and Meds Ya’lls know that I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I’m not necessarily pro-meds, or against them. You and your doctor will have to decide.  As for me, I am on non-stimulant medication to treat my…

April 12, 2014 / / ADHD

How to Survive a Boring Meeting Traditional learning in high school and beyond is set up for auditory learners. Workplace meetings are also pain-free for auditory neurotypicals. However, those meetings can be hell for the kinesthetic ADHD kind, yours truly included. I detest…

April 9, 2014 / / ADHD

ADHD Friendship FAQ Since I’m on an FAQ kick now, I thought I’d whip one up about ADHD friendship. Q: What’s the big deal with friendship and ADHD? It’s full of oxymorons and paradoxes. Many ADHD adults have a tough time maintaining friendships. Even…

April 5, 2014 / / ADHD

E is for Entropy! Yess, that’s right. What’s entropy? Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines it as “a process of degradation or running down or a trend to disorder.”  There’s another fancy scientific definition that has to do with thermodynamics, chaos, and states of matter. We…