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Category Archives: About ADHD

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Reward charts

An extract from the book: I never found that the traditional sticker-type reward charts worked with Daniel. I think he found it hard to visualise the chart full of stickers or the resulting reward so he didn’t see the point of trying to get the stickers in the first place. What we found did work […]

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ADHD medication – a tough decision

An extract from the book about ADHD medication: I was beginning to despair. We had a structured life at home with rules and boundaries and rewards and punishments, none of which seemed to make a difference. And I’d tried all the exclusion diets and supplements I could cope with.  I was ready for something else […]

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About ADHD in Children

An extract from the book: About ADHD in children: ADHD affects between 3% and 7% of school-age children and while the exact cause is not known, evidence points to it being a genetic, hereditary condition where the part of the brain that controls impulses doesn’t receive enough stimulation. In fact, research has found that in […]

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The Boy from Hell

Excerpt from the book Saturday 14th August 2001: Today has been a horrible, hateful day. Daniel has pushed me to my absolute wits’ end. Sometimes it really does feel like he is the original child from hell. I guess the first real signs that there was something “wrong” with Daniel showed when he was a toddler. He […]

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