Tales of a Terrible Mother: An Inside View of Raising ADHD Kids

Why "Tales of a Terrible Mother"?

In addition to my own experiences raising an ADHD child, I have talked to so many people that feel like terrible parents.  On top of their own frustrations and feelings of failure, parents (especially mothers!) have to face the comments, opinions, and advice from people who are uninformed about ADHD. I hope to share my experiences and the experiences of others so moms everywhere know they are not alone, and they are not terrible mothers! In addition, I will share some tips and lessons that I have learned along the way.  

About Me

My journey with ADHD started in the same way as many others.  As a child, I knew something wasn’t quite right.  I knew I was struggling in school and in life, but I didn’t know what the problem was until I started to suspect that my child had ADHD.  As I started researching it, I realized that not only did she fit the description, so did I.  After we were both received an official diagnosis, we set off on our ADHD journey together.

It wasn’t long before I realized that there was a serious lack of support and direction for people with ADHD, especially in my area.  I was left to do the research on my own, and we spent years of trial and error attempts to overcome the obstacles associated with ADHD.  In all my research, I have found one thing to be true: ADHD is not one-size-fits-all.  It shows up a little bit differently in each person.  Books, websites, and other resources may provide suggestions about how to cope with ADHD symptoms, but what works for some does not work for all. 

It was this realization that led me to ADHD life coaching.  My goal as a coach is to help you figure out what works best for you.  Together, we will explore how your ADHD symptoms show up in your life and how you can use your unique strengths to develop a plan to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.
As an ADHD coach, I work with adolescents and adults with ADHD to overcome ADHD-related obstacles and create strategies for success.  In addition, I work with the parents of younger ADHD children to help them understand how ADHD affects their child and determine the best ways to help and support their child. 
To find out more about ADHD coaching, visit www.attention-solutions.com

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