Encouraging Words About Parenting an ADHD Child

Encouraging Words About Parenting an ADHD Child

Posted on: October 11th, 2017 by Neurohealth Associates

After being brought up in a home where I was diagnosed with ADD and seeing the way my parents went above and beyond for me I can attest to the truth that some articles I have read outline. The truth that: “You are the perfect parent for your child!”
Encouraging words right!?

Well it is true, I grew up exhibiting many ADD-like symptoms and my parents were extremely patient with me and now that I am an adult with kids we have a great friendship. In fact I sympathize even more now that I am an adult with 5 kids under my roof under the age of 8. Life can somedays seem like a never-ending car ride complete with yelling, hitting, whining, and disobedience.

Many days I want to scream at the top of my lungs, but I don’t. I breathe deep and talk quietly to them hoping to diffuse whatever the heck is going on. I feel disappointment in myself with the times I do end up cracking and raising my voice past an acceptable level.

The rollercoaster ride of parenting kids with these behaviors is hard (period). Yet as one article I read on the subject stated:

The bottom line (and the big picture) is this: I guarantee you that as your amazing child gets older, she will realize all the wonderful ways you have gone above and beyond for her. She will be forever grateful that she was blessed with you as her parent, who allowed her to show her true colors and loved her unconditionally. You are the perfect parent for your child, and you are doing a great job.

For more articles like this please sign up for our eTips by liking us on Facebook and giving us your email for our Newsletter.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Neuro Fact

Information is only stored in short-term memory for about 20 minutes; when information is connected to prior knowledge and emotion, it can be stored in long-term memory

What Clients Say About Us


Julie W.
Teachers made huge comments on his math skills and behavior. I also saw this at home with understanding of what I said to him registering more with him. I saw this in his eyes: recognition. Fewer outbursts of anger.

Anita M.
I am extremely happy with my son’s outcomes and feel very fortunate to have encountered Dr. Bonesteel early in my child’s life. This method has dramatically changed his ability to focus and take initiative. I feel confident that my son’s life has been dramatically enhanced. I can’t express my appreciation fully in words.

Mary B.
Dr. Bonesteel has masterfully, compassionately, and extremely kindly helped me navigate through a history of childhood and marital abuse, a child with twenty years of struggle with life-threatening physical and emotional illness, extended family discord, and disharmony with my child with severe depression. I am blessed to have found Neurohealth Associates.

Our Neuropsychologists have been featured in: