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ABOUT

Our mission is to promote the acceptance and awareness of ADHD by equipping, encouraging, and empowering parents, professional educators and mental health professionals.

Paula Smith-Culp
Founder

Paula is an experienced and dedicated licensed professional counselor and educator of children, adolescents and families. She has counseled students, juveniles in the court system, mobile crisis intervention services, and in private practice. Her 30 years of experience has given her the expertise to share with others that neuro-diversity is real and manageable.  
 

Paula received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Central Missouri and is a Board Certified Counselor. Paula has taught Psychology and Family Science courses in secondary school and for the University of Nebraska, University of Missouri, Avila University, and East Central College.  Paula currently teaches for Metropolitan Community College-KC.

The common and humble Dandelion has a surprising amount of different meanings. The Dandelion means:

  • Healing from emotional pain and physical injury alike

  • Intelligence, especially in an emotional and spiritual sense

  • The warmth and power of the rising sun

  • Surviving through all challenges and difficulties

  • Long lasting happiness and youthful joy

  • Getting your wish fulfilled

 

Since the Dandelion can thrive in difficult conditions, it is no wonder that people say the flower symbolizes the ability to rise above life’s challenges. How is ADHD like a Dandelion flower?

  • They are deep rooted.

  • They are wild flowers.

  • They have seeds (neurotransmitters) that go in every direction.

  • They are unique.

  • Sometimes it's a challenge for them to fit in with other flowers.

  • Psychology of the color yellow is cheerful, complex, energetic, and extroverted.

WHY THE

DANDELION?