Friday, August 31, 2012

Back to School with ADHD

Well, we have officially started a new school year and is it me, or did the summer months just fly by? It feels to me like the summer vacation just started last month! Before we know it Christmas will be here.

The beginning of a new school year is hard for any parent with school let alone parents of children with ADHD. In the first month of school parents have pictures, new schedules, fundraisers start and that's just some of the things we have going on. Having an ADHD child includes meeting new teachers, going to IEP/Support meetings, organizing your child with the new schedule, and  the fights over homework. This can be a very frustrating time for the parents as well as the child. Most of the time, the same things that are stressful for us are also for your child. 

In my experience, this is one of the most stressful and frustrating times during the school year for your ADHD child. And though I know it can be very hard at times, we have to remember this. He/she is trying to get back into a bedtime and morning routine, sitting for longer periods, organizing, remembering/completing/turning in homework/assignments, and controlling his/her behaviors more. They are doing all this after a long vacation and more relaxed three months away from all these demands.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Intuniv For ADHD Children ~ What is Intuniv?

I have had a few parents asking about Intuniv. Either those who already have their child on Intuniv as well as those thinking about starting their child on it for their ADHD. So, I decided to look into and get all the facts as well as the opinions and experiences of parents with children on Intuniv to see how it works, how it affects ADHD, the different side effects etc. to help my readers better understand the medication, it's uses and any possible issues.This latest research I thought would take a day when it actually has taken me a few days to research it all!

What is Intuniv?

There are many children out there that take stimulant medications like Concerta or Adderall for their Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However, Intuniv is a long active non stimulant prescription medication for children with ADHD like Strattera. For those of you that don't know, a non stimulant is not a controlled substance which means it doesn't  pose the same concerns of dependency or addiction as stimulants can.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcoming My Little Niece~Aliyah!

So after taking the kids to school this morning my mom called to let me know my brother was having his baby and I was going to be a niece again! I was so excited..I haven't held a baby in soo long and miss it!! 

Anyways, I wrote about my experience this morning with my brother having his baby along with some adorable first pics of my little niece Aliyah who was born around 11:30 this morning weighing 7lb 1oz and being 19" long!! 

All this labor had me remembering mine and wondering if I should be making an addition to our family sometime soon. But...we'll see about that....

If you want to check out and/read about Aliyah's birth and first pictures you can see it on my Mother and Child blog or by just clicking here.

 My Mother and Child blog is about just being a mother to my three children and it's every day life, which kinda goes along with Child ADHD Info. So, please feel free to subscribe to both blogs if you'd like :)

As always, thanks for reading!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Wonderful Parents/Families of ADHD Children

So, I was thinking this morning about how wonderful all of Child ADHD Info's followers and supporters are. These ADHD kids are so lucky to have such great parents, families and friends to support and care about them! To take the action and time to read and research their disorder shows how much you all care and how determined you are for your ADHD child to succeed. I hope they all how lucky and loved they truly are.

I was also thinking about how lucky I am to have you all! My readers, followers, fellow ADHD parents and friends on here as well as my Facebook page. It's funny because I started all of this to help, educate and support other parents and families raising ADHD children along with their other life issues, and the truth is I feel like you all support me just as much if not more!! I am so lucky to have such wonderful people to work with :)

Anytime I have had an issue and haven't updated in a few days I always get messages asking how I am or if everything is ok and if I post on here or the Facebook page I always get such thoughtful supportive comments. So, I just wanted to take a minute and thank you all!! 

Please continue to comment, share your stories or concerns and spread the word about Child ADHD Info. Don't forget to follow Child ADHD Info on Facebook and Twitter too!!

~ Stacy Overly

Friday, August 3, 2012

Talents of ADHD Children

ADHD children are talented just like any other child. In fact, there are actually several talents/strengths that have been noted in many ADHD individuals that I have read about in Raising Boys with ADHD and then looked up the statistics. I looked through these statistics and noticed that Dillon has a few of those talents or strengths. Some of the most common talents are:


Many ADHD children are very creative or creative thinkers. Kids with ADHD are often said to "think outside the box". My son Dillon has this quality and he will surprise us so much with the way he thinks. If we are watching a mystery movie he will come up with an amazing theory or will think of a neat and creative way to answer a problem, it truly amazes me sometimes! This strength
can be very valuable to your ADHD child and can benefit him/her throughout their life and even career. Being creative/creative thinker can develop into artistry, writing books, an inventor, architecture and so much more!


ADHD children are usually more perceptive and/or intuitive. They will often pick up things that others don't. ADHD kids observe everything! My personal opinion is that sometimes this is because they have a shorter attention span and so kids with ADHD will look around more. Anyway, this talent could lead to police/detective work, paleontologist, private investigator,etc.