It’s inevitable that you will make mistakes along the way when you have an ADHD individual in your life and in your care. The important thing is to avoid beating yourself up, especially considering all of the faulty information and half-truths circulating about ADHD that make it challenging for many to know what the right thing is to say or do.
The reality is that we learn much more from our mistakes along the way, as in any endeavor worth taking up.
Being a hero who is present in the life of your FastBraiin child or loved one with ADHD doesn’t mean that you will be perfect. It doesn’t mean being free of any mistakes. In fact, real heroism as a parent or caregiver means stumbling, asking for help from others when you can’t bear the load all on your own, and being willing to get back up after you have been knocked down, seemingly for the count.
There will be times when you lose your patience.
There will be times when you lose your cool, when you raise your voice. There are simply going to be days when parenting feels like it will be unbeatable and all you can think of is finding an escape chute.
Trust me – it’s all normal.
Raising your child doesn’t require that you find an impossible cure and act perfectly in every situation, every day. You simply need to ensure that, on balance, you are making a personal investment in helping your child navigate life with ADHD. As long as you keep showing up and doing your best, I assure you that you will grow from your mistakes and correct course over time.
As you look back, what are some of the biggest mistakes you made as a parent when it comes to ADHD? What did you learn from them?