5 Ways to Help Your Daughter Deal With ADHD

September 12, 2014 6:26 PM

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Over the years, countless parents, especially mothers, have reached out to me with questions regarding my son's autism. Through these conversations, I've started to speak up about my daughter Ryan's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Through my involvement in the keep momming campaign, I've also started to receive questions about this wholly different but equally misunderstood condition. It's heartbreaking to hear that moms are often at a loss for how to manage their daughters' symptoms. So, when sharing what I've learned about girls and ADHD with people, I make it personal. I talk about Ryan. Through our appearances, books, articles and blog posts, Rodney and I have used our visibility to help parents better understand the challenges their kids face, both today and in the years to come.

Our daughter Ryan is the complete package -- smart, beautiful, loving and kind. It was hard for me to accept that Ryan was challenged in a way that wasn't immediately clear to her dad and me. Her ADHD diagnosis had been a real surprise to our family. We didn't immediately recognize her inattentive s...

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