Man reading newspaper

ADHDers Rep-re-sent!

So one of the things I’m always interested to hear about and see, is how ADHD is represented in politics and also in the media, because I think these are the biggest influences in spreading awareness, but sometimes misconceptions. In terms of politics, did you know that there is an ADHD group in parliament? It’s called the All Party Parliamentary Group for ADHD? The only […]

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Inappropriate Behaviour

Social norms are the unwritten rules of society which we ADHDers struggle to grasp, but ones which we are expected to conform. These things can range from knowing how to sit appropriately, knowing what to wear based on temperature changes and also knowing when to speak in a conversation (especially if there are more than two people involved). No matter how hard we try our […]

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New Year's resolutions

New Years Resolutions- A Recipe for Disaster!

New Year’s resolutions? A sure recipe for a disaster from the get-go, especially if you have ADHD. I don’t know where the tradition comes from exactly, but it’s basically when you promise yourself you’ll work harder to achieve thing that you haven’t in the past year. What’s the point? Let’s face it, if we really wanted to change then there is no point just only […]

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I just don't understand why anybody would be concerned about the differences between ADHD and ADD

ADHD: Snub or Snob?

The other day something happened to me that I had never experienced before, and I wanted to tell you a little about it. I went for a festive gathering and got talking to a lovely woman who mentioned that she had ADD. I excitedly told her that I have ADHD because you rarely find people who are so open about it in real life for […]

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Possible 1 ADHD & Me

Introducing Me!

My name is Rachael Harper and I have ADHD. I say that proud and unapologetically because it’s part of who I am, but it’s certainly not all I am. I am also an author of fiction novels (published under RE Harper) and I’m also a foster parent to two delightful children. I used to be an education lecturer, teaching teenagers how to work with children, […]

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Caught Between Stupid and Clever!

When I was younger, I hated mainstream education, for obvious reasons. Sitting down at a desk for long periods of time to learn about things I simply didn’t care about was near enough impossible. I had too much passion for life cursing through my veins, random but great ideas I wanted to explore, not to mention I was only a young child. I was an […]

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