ADD and Things Kids Say

-Delana H. Stewart

Sometimes it is nice to know you are not alone in child raising, parenting, educating, and/or dealing with children who have ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger’s Syndrome, other learning challenges or neurological disorders. Three years ago in 2010, I wrote the following post.


With my teenagers now out of the house, much of my world centers around my husband and 8-year old daughter.

Just a couple of days ago, my daughter was skipping a day of her ADD medication (because we usually don’t give it to her on a Saturday when she sleeps in*). On days like that, we have started allowing her to have part of a Coke Zero (which gives some temporary benefits similar to the medication that she takes).  Not too long after she drank some Coke Zero, she commented to us: “Wow! My brain is working now!”child with ADD, girl running, girl climbing stairs

I asked her, “What was your brain doing the rest of the morning?”

She said, “It was playing.”

After we laughed, I asked her what that was like. And she said (with wild hand motions going different directions): “It was going zoom, zoom, zoom….but now it is working.”

Want to know more about my world? Check it out:

*This was at a time when she was on an ADD med that was a stimulant and needed to be eating more. Many ADD meds work better if you do not skip a day. Do not take any of this as medical advice. Please consult your doctor.


Struggling with whether or not to medicate? Please read this post by a fellow blogger:

Making the Choice to Medicate Your Child – The Chaos and the Clutter


Additional ADD-related articles on this site:

Omega-3 and ADD, Autism, and Dyslexia

March 3, 2011


–Delana S Several families have asked me about Omega-3 and how it affects children with ADD or ADHD. Recently, my daughter’s doctor recommended that we consider giving our daughter Omega-3 supplements. I began studying Omega 3 and fish oil supplements and learned that they are not all created equal. If you choose to give your… [Read more…]

No Angry Breakfast: Tips for kids with ADD or Strong Wills

February 24, 20112

Tip of the Week If you have a child with ADD/ADHD (or a strong-will), you might want to try this out. Mornings tend to be difficult for my daughter. She can’t take her medicine until she eats, she’s often not hungry first thing, and her lack of focus and impulsivity seem to sky-rocket. I usually… [Read more…]Made with a Purpose–Living with ADD and other learning challenges

February 2, 20113

–by Delana H Stewart I am always looking for ways to encourage my children and others’ children who daily deal with learning challenges such as ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, dyslexia, mood disorders, and even those dealing with physical handicaps. As I’ve shared before, my daughter has ADD, but I haven’t shared that as a baby… [Read more…]Homeschooling Children with ADD/ADHD and/or ODD

June 27, 20103

A compilation of resources by Delana H. Stewart New! Are you struggling with parenting a child with ADHD? See: Of Sheep and Shepherds. This is an article by Ann Zeise (8/3/2002) called “Light and Learning.”  In this article, she discusses how light effects learning. She specifically mentions improvement in attitude. She discusses how fluorescent… [Read more…]Helping ADD/ADHD Students Learn Effectively

November 12, 20091

Article by Elizabeth “Beth” V. Freeman Licensed Independent Social Work – Clinical & Advanced Practice   Much has been said about the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Many parents and teachers seek new ways to teach children with deficits in focusing for extended periods of time and attending to tasks.… [Read more…]

Diagnosing ADD/ADHD

November 12, 2009


By: Beverly S As a public school educator for 21 years, you can guess that Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was often part of my conversations with co-teachers and also with parents.  As a counselor I entered a new realm of experience, as I gave initial surveys to parents and teachers and… [Read more…]


Need Encouragement for the difficult days:

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