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Sharon

Lovely post, and very relevant for us parents of kids with ADHD. I especially liked the quote from Hallowell and Jensen's psychiatric practice:

“Hang in there. Keep loving him. Keep showing up. Keep trying. Keep setting limits, offering new ideas, making deals, wrestling with one catastrophe after another. Just don’t give up. Don’t write him off. One day all your love and all your efforts—and his—will pay off.”

Best advice I've heard.

Mandy

Both my children have ADD with very different symptoms. I struggle at times when I see them not doing as well as I know they could because of silly, stupid stuff like forgetting to hand in homework or a teacher not being able to read the handwriting. I do know my son gets more upset over me being upset than his poor grade and Hallowell's advice is spot on.

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