Scrolling through Facebook, you see all the photos of families enjoying family time together. “Holidays! #blessed” “Family Fun Day”. We often can’t help but to compare our family's lives to others. As a mum of 3 boys with ADHD (throw some Tourette’s, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, sensory processing disorder and specific learning disorders in there too), I know that often our family days out can end in tears… or sometimes in emergency room visits eeekkkk. We have had our fair share of disasters - all of us leaving the...
I was thinking about what the most important things are that I want my kids to know as they navigate through life with ADHD. We get so caught up in just surviving each day that I loved the idea of sitting down and writing a list of the things I want them to learn from my experiences.
I have 3 boys with ADHD and I spent some time last weekend thinking about what I want them to learn from me. Not as an ADHD coach but as their mum. What advice would I give them or what are 10 things that I would like them to know.
Here they are:
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