A couple years ago, I wrote an article called, 10 Things Kids with ADHD (and their mommas) wish teachers knew. I certainly touched a nerve with that one — it’s the most-read post of all time on my site, with over 22,000 views.
Now that my son, Ricochet, is a little older and in middle school, I find I’m constantly wishing I could make teachers accept certain things about my son, and about his disabilities. Things that he cannot pinpoint or express. I know there are plenty of you that can relate! Here are my top 10. Read More
It’s healthy for parents to vent
Parenting a kid with ADHD and/or autism can feel exhausting, frustrating, and challenging at times. Often it can leave you needing to reach out to others for advice and to vent exasperation and concerns — friends, family, teachers, therapists, and other people that are important in the child’s life. As Penny says, “For some families it takes a village to raise a child but it takes an ‘army’ to raise a child with ADHD and autism.”
Can you relate to a situation like this? “This day has been an absolute nightmare. I literally asked him to brush his teeth 15 times before I lost it. He had plenty of warning. He just doesn’t listen. It’s like he’s purposely ignoring me. I can’t take this anymore. My own child says he hates me. I’ve tried everything and nothing works with this kid!”Read More
Podcast: Parenting ADHD
Listen to Penny's interview on what she's learned about parenting a child with ADHD on the Parenting in the Rain podcast.