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.
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