“Kids with ADHD deserve time to just be themselves. They’ll amaze you!”
For a child who has ADHD life is pretty tough. It seems as if everyone is always asking them to change. The teacher always wants them to sit quietly in their seat without moving. Parents are always telling them to slow down, or to stop fidgeting, or to get their homework finished. Even strangers tell them to be quiet when they are out in public. All day they hear people asking them to change.
The big question, and the one our quote is about today, is when do they get to be themselves? When can they act the way their brain is telling them to?
Having raised three daughters with ADHD, I know this is not easy. I know how hard it is to live with all of the impulsiveness, the loudness, the movement constantly going on around you. I get it. But I also get that children with ADHD are not like other children and they never will be. They are not the docile, obedient child that you sometimes see or possibly wish you had and they are not the child that sits quietly and waits patiently.
But… they are the amazing, creative, fun, lively, energetic, eager, sensitive, and curious child that you are privileged to be able to nurture and raise. Children who have ADHD can be truly amazing. They will keep you on your toes, help you to grow in ways you never thought possible and raising them will be immensely rewarding.
So…it may not be an easy road, but it is a road that is never dull, often really fun and one that I am grateful I was able to travel on. I wish you all Happy Travels with your child!
Have some fun today!