It has been awhile since I've talked about ADHD at length. This is a topic near and dear to my heart as two of my children have been officially diagnosed with this.
In the early part of 2010, I spent much time blogging about it, and what we were doing as a family to accommodate this learning/social difference.
Because it has to be that.
A whole family approach.
Especially if yours is a homeschooling family such as ours.
Recently, I believe the Lord has been quietly showing me some other issues that are at play as well since we began this journey nearly 7 years ago.
But in reality, it started at their birth.
It just took us this long to figure out what was really going on.
The following is a repost from one of my earlier blogs that has been edited to reflect the current ages of my children:
"Recently, I was talking with some friends in my church who also have ADHD children. I was asking them if they have seen similar things in their children that we have been dealing with for years. We have gotten so used to them, that we have just chalked them up to the quirks that every child possesses. But the more I saw the similarities in these other children, the more I began thinking that maybe these are characteristic of all children with ADHD.
So, I did an informal poll of some families on an ADHD forum that I'm casually involved with, and VOILA.....wouldn't ya know it......almost all of the responses I received said, "YES!! We struggle with almost every one of those!!" So I'm going to ask you, if you are a parent of an ADHD child......do you see these things in your children? I can guarantee you that you will not find them in a formal list of "typical" symptoms that you will read in your Pediatrician's office nor online at any website that discusses this issue. I think that these are just things that you realize are there after YEARS of dealing with it. Here's the list: