I have friends who have children who wake up excited and energized about the thought of going off to school. My kids are not like that. Very few children with ADHD are excited about schooling. From the day my eldest son started Kindergarten I realized that my sons would dislike school for the very reasons that I disliked school and I vowed to make their school experience a more positive one.
My biological son is inattentive and my adopted son is hyperactive/impulsive. Being at a school that teaches to their strengths is, I believe, half the battle. The other half is making my sons understand that they learn differently than other kids because of their symptoms of ADHD.
I have spent the majority of my adult working life as a Physician Assistant seeing patients in an Emergency Room. The Emergency Room is a laboratory for problem solving and I have used the problem solving skills that I have acquired there to thoroughly investigate the biology, genetics, and treatment of ADHD.
Much of the information in this blog is focused on the inattentive subtype of ADHD. I feel that I know more about this subtype having dealt first hand with those symptoms. If you are dealing with Inattentive ADHD and this is your first visit to my site. I hope that you will take a minute and look around. There is information here about diet, vitamin supplements, behavioral changes that help ADHD, the gifts of ADHD, alternatives to medication, the best medications, and much more.
There is a quick primer and overview on Inattentive ADHD at this post: Inattentive ADHD symptoms, causes and treatment.