Tag Archives: ADHD

Why Can’t My Ex-Husband Talk About Our Son’s Psychiatric Disorder?


The following is a piece I wrote for Good Men Project that ran yesterday. This essay was written for GMP’s Men and Mental Illness section. Isn’t it time to take the stigma out of mental illness? I did not want … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Mommy Group


The main thing I noticed during the Parent Workshop at Luca’s boarding school last weekend was how respectable the parents appeared. For instance, Julia from Seattle, with her chic bob and hand-knit poncho, you just would not have expected her … Continue reading

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If You Give an ADHD Kid a Horse, Would He Still Need Meds?


Below is the last installment of a three-part series about my visit to my son’s therapeutic boarding school, which previously appeared on Good Men Project. To read Part I, click here. To read Part II, click here. After breakfast, Luca … Continue reading

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My Last Lunch with Luca, for Awhile


On Friday, I picked up my son from his last day of school to take him to lunch for his 14th birthday. I had not seen him since February, and when he walked down the hall in his white skinny … Continue reading

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Boy Needs Friend


Note: please be advised that names have been changed to safeguard my son’s anonymity. Earlier this week I stumbled across an education blog that suggested boys who struggle in school lack close friendships. Developmental psychologist Niobe Way proposed that boys … Continue reading

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