There’s joy between the struggle

As Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Katherine Ellison said at the beginning of her foreword for my upcoming book, What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting ADHD, “being the parent of a child with ADHD is no frolic in the park.” Yep! The struggle is real. But, there’s joy there too, if you’re looking for it.

In the interest of keeping it real on both the positive and negative sides of parenting a child with ADHD and focusing our compasses to the positive, I’ve compiled a list of 25 things to love about your child with ADHD.


25 things to love about your child with ADHD


Kids with ADHD…

  1. rarely lack the energy required to do something.
  2. are rarely boring.
  3. tend to think more creatively.
  4. tend to see solutions neurotypicals don’t.
  5. often grow up to be innovators and entrepreneurs.
  6. have razor-sharp, unwavering focus on things that interest them.
  7. are curious.
  8. are eager.
  9. are spontaneous.
  10. are sensitive.
  11. are ambitious.
  12. want to help others.
  13. can find order in chaos.
  14. are good problem solvers.
  15. can keep themselves occupied.
  16. are imaginative.
  17. are interested in learning new things.
  18. aren’t limited by boundaries.
  19. are passionate and enthusiastic.
  20. are persistent.
  21. are willing to explore.
  22. think outside the box.
  23. have a heightened intuition.
  24. are resilient.
  25. dream big.

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What’s awesome about your (ADHD) kid?