Anxiety. It has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. It is hard to shake and is ever so persistent. Even when I wanted it to leave me alone it found a way to sneak back in. I have vivid memories of thinking my father was dying, or watching… Read More Happily Medicated
My son always had some struggles with peers, the need for constant limit-setting, and an immense amount of energy. Despite doing well in school and no major problems that we were aware of, he would cry for hours at night about not wanting to go to school the next day. We had tried therapy twice… Read More I Wish I Could Die
Potato chips, ramen noodles, and hotdogs. My six year old is on the college diet. The other day I fought my frustration when she insisted on eating strawberries and cantaloupe. I actually huffed in frustration that my child wanted to eat healthy.… Read More FOOD FIGHT: Let the calorie games begin!
As if I knew the answer to that question, right? I have Googled this very question, paraphrased in various ways, more than once. Heck, perhaps that’s how you landed here now. If so, like you I have wondered and struggled and suffered through deciding. I have sat across from my wife, daughter, her pediatrician, teachers, and mentors in tears, wondering… Read More When Should You Medicate Your Child?
Disclaimer: Dammit Jim, I’m a … uh, not a doctor. None of the following should be taken as medical advice! Also, this is not a paid endorsement for Strattera. If the drug doesn’t work out, I will be ditching it and will be back on here to tell you how miserable the experience was. … Read More ADHD Mom: Weaning Your Nursing Child to Start Medication
One aspect of my job is to represent impoverished people in Social Security Disability hearings. Representing the children is what I love most. Many people wonder why a child would seek disability benefits. Particularly for kids with mental health issues, some think that being found disabled by the federal government means that the child is… Read More Representing Children
Not only is it the holiday season, it’s also open enrollment season at many companies. For many families, this time can be stressful as costs rise forcing employers to cut their plans down making it more expensive for employees. For families with special needs concerns, open enrollment can be downright terrifying (and the cause for… Read More Medical Benefits: Know Your Options
Readers of this blog are aware of my struggles with choosing to put Max on medication for his ADHD. The process has been a long one, and while I’ve become comfortable with my decision to use medication to help him be able to concentrate (because the change in him and what he is learning is… Read More Yale Child Study Center Looking for Study Participants