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The Purpose of My Trip

“What is the purpose of your trip, business or pleasure?”
“Business.”
“What kind of business?”
“I made a documentary about ADHD in adults, you know, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and it’s airing on PBS! So I’m traveling from station to station to talk about the program on air.”
“… You made a what?”
“A documentary…

August 27, 2015 | 2:01 pm Rick Green

Reality TV Isn’t Real But It’s Shaping Reality

By Rick Green

Spoiler alert: Reality TV isn’t real. Big surprise!

The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) used to have a business show called Venture. I found it fascinating.

August 21, 2015 | 4:19 pm Rick Green

Cuff ‘em Boys! He’s Got ADHD!

BY RICK GREEN
So, unless this is your first day on the Internet, you’ve doubtless heard the story of the ADHD boy in Kentucky who was handcuffed by a Sheriff’s Deputy because he was acting out. No self-discipline, unlike the Deputy. And just to prove justice is blind, the Deputy also handcuffed a 9 year old girl with ADHD.

August 7, 2015 | 5:19 pm Ava Green

How to Survive “Back to School” With ADHD

BY ELAINE TAYLOR-KLAUS
Trick Question: who is school harder for? 1) A kid with ADHD. 2) The parent of a kid with ADHD. 3)The parent of a kid with ADHD who also has ADHD. Answer: YES! Any way you look at it, “back to school time” is a stress factory waiting to happen, regardless of whomever in your house is challenged (and gifted) with ADHD…

July 31, 2015 | 11:40 am Jimi

Commitments, Tickets & Chickens

BY RICK GREEN

When my son, my wife, and I go to football games, we used to dread entering the stadium because of the ticket scalpers.

We already had tickets. We didn’t need tickets. But they didn’t know that, so they’d bellow, “TICKETS! WHO NEEDS TICKETS?! WHO HAS TICKETS TO SELL? WHO NEEDS TICKETS?!” To get the full effect, imagine that last sentence in a size 96 font.

Running the gauntlet of pushy, loud, hucksters, screaming in your face is more than a little annoying. I felt like I was in the football game, a running back trying to break through the defensive line. Without the actual contact. More like Flag Football. I’m digressing, aren’t I?…

July 23, 2015 | 4:48 pm Rick Green
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