Every kid needs a hero in their lives. (And I mean someone much more present than Batman and the members of the Avengers.) They need someone in their lives who believes in them and invests the extra time and attention when the rest of the world seems to check out or grow impatient.
By that same token, I firmly believe that each and every FastBraiin child needs a hero as well.
And in the vast majority of cases, parents and legal guardians are the ones most needed and best suited to be their child’s hero.
How can you do that? How can you become the hero your child needs?
- Believe in your child. Encourage their interests, dreams, and passions (even when they don’t exactly align with what you imagined for them when they were in the crib).
- Help them see their ADHD and any mistakes they might make not as albatrosses, but as opportunities to embrace. Remind them they are special.
- Extend your effectiveness and avoid burnout by pooling efforts with other parents; consider finding an extended support network for parents of kids with ADHD (or if none exists, start your own).
Life offers few greater rewards than the joys of parenting, even with all the accompanying frustrations. If the road is challenging, as it often can be in the day-to-day life of raising a FastBraiin child, the payoff is that much more powerful as well.
When was the last time you felt like a hero for your child?