By Jason, 9 years old, and his mom, Nicole Biscotti, M.Ed. Most of us are pretty uncomfortable with anger. We avoid it. We are afraid of it. We are expected to hide it because it’s impolite. We reject people who display anger. We view anger as an uncontrollable emotional force that is dangerous. At its … Continue reading How We Can All Learn about Anger from Children with ADHD
“Understanding ADHD Helps me to Not Blame Myself”By Jason, 9 years old, and his mom Nicole Biscotti, M.Ed. We don’t generally diagnose ADHD until a child attends school. The medical community has their reasons for this, mostly revolving around the fact that ADHD does not have a blood test or any other quantifiable measure to … Continue reading At What Age Should a Child Know they Have ADHD?
“I remember I was at my preschool and I was mad, I think because i just wanted to play with legos but some other kid kept saying “no”. I grabbed a big ruler and just started hitting everything I could see. I was about to explode and I was running and the teachers were chasing … Continue reading I Think My Preschooler Has ADHD – What to Do
As if it’s not tough enough to deal with an executive function disorder, those with ADHD and their loved ones are often barraged with comments about how ADHD is a “new thing” or smug references about how they didn’t have ADHD in their day, kids just played outside. Overall, many seem to feel that this … Continue reading ADHD is as Modern as Ancient Greece
By Nicole Biscotti, M.Ed.& her 9 year old son, Jason Vargas “When I was little I got kicked out of a school and I think it was kind of my fault because I did a lot of bad things but kind of not totally my fault because they didn’t know how to basically deal with … Continue reading Why ADHD is Everyone’s Problem
“I married my first husband when I was two months pregnant with my oldest daughter. He was dark and handsome. I was a light skinned Irish Italian girl and he was Puerto Rican. Those two didn’t mix often in the fifties in New York City but tell that to a young girl crazy in love. … Continue reading But, I Loved Them More…
I am currently dealing with a big mess that I made. The mess itself scares the heck out of me, can anyone else relate? Looking at my mess is the most disempowering thing I can think of. Yet, I need to be on my “A” game. Like really on my “A” game if I’m going … Continue reading Mistakes & the Deer in Headlights Effect