ADHD News: Homepage
Mother, Warrior... Indian Chief
Who am I and Why am I Here?
My name is Brandi Valentine and I am the mother of two ADHD children. One girl, a freshman in high school and one boy, starting 6th grade.
I came to the internet in 1995, furious with a school district for mistreating my ADHD son and ignoring his right to a free and appropriate education. At the time, I was a roller coaster of emotions, angry, frustrated, depressed and ridden with guilt, but I was determined to make sure that what happened to my son, wouldn't happen to anyone else's child if I could help it.
Throughout this site, I am going to share with you my experiences and what I've learned along the way. I'm going to share informative articles written by professionals in the field of ADHD; but most of all, I want to let every mother know, that they are not alone and that there is hope. Things do get better, our children with ADHD can and do succeed, and life does get easier.
I believe that we are the best source of information available. We live and experience ADHD and the challenges it creates for our children, ourselves, and our families everyday. By networking, the support and information we share will enable us to make the best decisions we can for our children.
I believe a lot can be learned from online networking. Online networking and support can be very beneficial. No longer are you tied down to support and help every Thursday from 7 to 9. Online support is available 24 hours a day and the best news is you don't have to go any further than your computer to find it. This is very convenient for those that work late hours, or live in small communities where there is no support or support is a two-hour drive a way. Of course, if you have small children and hiring a babysitter so that you can attend meetings is out of the question, then online support is perfect! Jump online when the kids go to bed!
- ADHD News: Homepage
- ADHD and Depression
- ADHD Child and School Cooperation
- ADHD Special Education Legal Rights
- Advocating for Your ADHD Child
- Being a Mother of an ADHD Child
- Coaching Your ADHD Child
- Diagnosing ADHD in Adults
- Feeling Guilty About Your ADHD Child
- Getting Social Security for ADHD Children
- Classroom Coaching: Bringing Skills On-Line
- Learning Disabilities Association of Washington Life Skill Program
- Parenting a Special Needs Child with ADD
- A Mother Knows What She Has
- ADHD Medication Side Effects
- Special Education Rights and Responsibilities
- My Two Cents on Individualized Education Plans
- My 2 Cents on Alternative Treatments for ADHD
- My 2 Cents on Medication
- ADHD Glossary
- Be an Advocate for Your ADHD Child
- Diagnosing Bipolar vs. ADHD
- Exercise, Proper Discipline Helps ADHD Children
- Medication Guidelines for Children with ADHD
- My Two Cents on Your ADHD Child and the School District
Staff, H. (2008, October 4). ADHD News: Homepage, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, December 6 from https://www.healthyplace.com/adhd/articles/insights-into-adhd-children