You are most probably here because you have a child with ADHD? I do. My 18-year-old son has ADHD. I know where you are at. I get it. You may have already acquired a fair bit of knowledge about it but wonder if there is more you SHOULD be doing? Or, maybe it is all relatively new for you?
Either way, you’re in the right place, I have lots to share with you to help you on your journey.
Did you know that there’s a book called The Gift Of ADHD by Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D.
When I first saw the title I thought I was seeing things! At that point in my life, I struggled to see ADHD as a gift. Now, however, I get it and I would love to help you see it as more of an asset than a hindrance. When you can, things will start to look more encouraging for you and your child.
ADHD expert, Dr. Hallowell describes ADHD as this:
“It’s like having a Ferrari brain with bicycle brakes!”
You can watch his video on this HERE.
How amazing is that? What a gift! Who doesn’t want a Ferrari of a brain?
If you are interested in finding out more about the book The Gift Of ADHD (mentioned above) I share the gifts here in the blog post I wrote on The 5 Gifts Of ADHD
I would also like to share with you another fantastic book written by Dr. Sharon Saline called What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew.
I have many episodes on my podcast dedicated to discussing these two fantastic books so do make sure you check them out HERE.
I’m not here to reinvent the wheel and create more information about ADHD (what it is, the facts and stats). This is not what I’m about. That’s been done. It’s all out there. Google is amazing and so is www.understood.org
I am here to help you support YOU.
I am so happy you have found me. I’d love for you to read a blog post I wrote titled How To Support Yourself With A Child With ADHD.
You will come to understand that you cannot fully support your child and meet his/her needs if you are continually struggling to hold it together and find yourself frequently triggered. In the work that I do with moms, unfortunately, this is very often the case.
I know. This was me and it wasn’t good. Not good for me and really not good for my son. Fortunately, with support and the training I have, I have now figured it out. Wondering how I did it?
I’m here to share MY STORY: Could Our Child Have ADHD? What worked and what didn’t. No veils. No BS.
Just because I do what I do doesn’t relieve me of the struggles that come with having a child with ADHD. My son is a regular teenager and I am a regular mom. I’m by no means perfect (there is no such thing anyway) and I get it, but I have found ways to deal with the impatience, frustration, and judgment I had of my son and the impact of this on both of us has been profound. And, I can help you do the same.
Before we go any further, I have a FREE download for you called: Why You Have To Meet Your Needs. It is in the answers to the questions I ask in this Workbook that things will become clearer for you. You will gain more clarity and insight as to what you can do to help YOU and therefore be better equipped to help your child.
This is the piece that is so frequently overlooked.
Whether you are familiar with or new to the world of raising a child with ADHD, this FREE download Why You Have To Meet Your Needs will be your lifeline to sanity. Right out the gate, it will raise your awareness of what it is you need to do and how, as such, you will be less likely to fall prey to what so many of moms fall prey to. Forewarned is forearmed.
Reality check ahead:
You can support your child all you like, in every way humanly possible, but if you are not meeting your needs, and supporting yourself, you will not be able to fully support your child and meet his/her needs. Your child needs you to be showing up as the very best version of yourself, and sadly, few of us do. But as of now, this is all going to change!
What does this support look like?
Take a look at the blog post I wrote HERE on this. It is titled: How To Support Yourself With A Child With ADHD. It has helped so many moms and I hope it will help you too!
I have also created a FREE Download titled Help Your Child Thrive With ADHD. Knowing exactly what you can do to ensure your child gets every opportunity to do their best and thrive is so important.
Helen found out the hard way. She had everything “set up” and “covered” to help her son and couldn’t understand why things were not improving. In fact, they were getting worse. Helen had over-looked the most crucial part in all of this. She bravely SHARES HER STORY HERE – The Vital Piece Over-Looked By Parents When Parenting A Child With ADHD in the hope that others can learn from her inadvertent, unintentional “mistakes.” She didn’t know. Like you, Helen was doing her very best. We are all doing our best, but for Helen and many other clients I work with, it still wasn’t enough.
I am here for you, look forward to supporting you and hope that the information here will help you on your parenting journey.
What is your biggest parenting challenge right now? Do let me know. Pop up to the CONTACT tab at the top of the page here and drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you.
In case you missed anything, make sure you download my two FREE Workbooks from the sign-up boxes above and take a look at all the other posts I have written to help moms just like you:
- Read MY STORY HERE – 5 Tips For When You Suspect Your Child Might Have ADHD or listen to it on my Podcast Episode 4 Of Parenting In The Thick Of It because it always feels better when we feel like we are not alone. It goes a long way in helping us cope.
- You can also tune in to Podcast Episode 73: Choosing Compassion Over Frustration Is A Win-Win When Parenting A Child With ADHD.
- Read Helen’s Story: How To Support Yourself With A Child With ADHD – you can learn from her mistakes and find out how she turned it all around and put her and her child on a far better path.
- Blog post titled 7 Essential Steps To Support Yourself To Support Your Child
- How To See ADHD As A Gift and how viewing it this way changed our lives for the better
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PPS. Did you know I have a podcast with over 300 episodes on all things parenting? You can find it HERE – The Parenting In The Thick Of It Show.