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As many of you probably already know, October is ADHD awareness month. It is a month of all things ADHD! And the hope is, that as we spread awareness, we can help others. By raising awareness, more people will be able to make the connection between ADHD and the struggles they are facing. Then they will be more likely to seek treatment which can greatly improve their quality of life.
You know that I have never been shy about sharing my family’s experiences with you! My goal has always been to help others on the ADHD train by sharing our stories. I have put together a list of some of my most helpful posts. Where I felt you could use more information, I have also linked to other websites that tackle these problems too. Together we can help ourselves while also helping others who struggle in a similar way!
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ADHD and Parenting: 7 Ways to Make it Easier
If you have been recognizing that some of your child’s symptoms seem to fit with ADHD but aren’t sure what to do next, this is the post to start with. In it, I share my experience and also help you figure out what your next steps should be. Remember that you are not alone! All parents of ADHDers have been at the stage you are in right now. We are here to support you and help in any way we can!
I realized that I talk about routines quite a bit in my posts. And there is good reason for it, routines can be so helpful for the emotional and mental well being of our kids. I also realized that I’ve never talked about how to establish successful routines for your ADHD child. In this post I go more in depth about how to set up routines for your family that will actually work!
Helping your child through anger issues can be one of the most frustrating parts of parenting. In this post I give you 5 ways to deal with a child who has anger issues. I would prefer to give you a magic wand that could give you the perfect solution for your child. But, alas, I cannot. Instead I have given you some strategies that could work well in your family.
Like the article above, this post gives you 5 strategies that you can start using today. This post, however, is geared more towards parents with little ADHDers. If your older child is still having tantrums (totally common among ADHD kids!) this post will help you too. Tantrums can be so draining and frustrating and I give you some of the strategies that have worked for our family. I hope they will help yours too!
When we are faced with challenges, it can be so comforting to know that we are not alone. Seeing that others are in a similar situation and coping helps us to realize that we can do it too! The same goes for our kids who are struggling with ADHD. I put together a list of TV characters that might have ADHD so that our kids can recognize some of themselves in the characters that they love!
This article is from fuzzymamma.com. My ADHDers are younger still but I know that some of you have teen with ADHD and could use a little help. So I turned to fuzzy mamma. She has some amazing articles and ADHD resources on her website. I have learned a lot from her so I know you are in good hands! It truly takes a village to raise our children. Especially our ADHD children. Each family’s story is a little bit different but we can all learn from each other’s experiences!
Parenting an ADHD child somedays can feel like squashing water. It feels like every day an uphill battle, on a treadmill. You’re putting in all the effort, and yet it looks like there is just no progress. We love our children more than anything but sometimes the frustration gets the best of us. I know, because I have been there.
And I realized that some of the things that I was saying to my ADHD child were not helping but hurting us. I know that I am not the only parent who has said these things so I wanted to share some of the alternatives that have worked for me.
ADHD and Parenting: 7 Ways to Make it Easier
There are so many other great articles out there that provide information, support, and strategies. These are just some of my favorites to get you started. You can find more here on my website as well as many others from experienced professionals and parents of ADHD kiddos.
This October, may we help spread ADHD awareness while also remembering that each of our ADHD children is a treasure to be celebrated! Do you have an article that has helped your family navigate ADHD? I’d love to read it too so please let me know in the comments!