2. You can love your child and still be super annoyed.
ADHD kids forget their homework, their lunchbox, and the jacket you just bought at Target. Even when you remind them. Which you do. All the time.
3. It’s okay to feel angry.
Every day feels like Groundhog’s Day. Same issue, different day. You’re only human.
5. Other parents are judgy.
This is a big reason why it’s so important to find people who get you—and your kid.
8. People will interrogate you over your child’s diet.
Does he eat gluten? Fish oils? Red dye #40? Processed foods?
10. Failing to think ahead is bad.
ADHD kid + hunger + quiet restaurant + long wait = losing your mind (both you and your child!)
11. A sense of humor is required.
If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. Laughing is better.
12. Everyone has an opinion on medication (and they’re not afraid to share it.)
“Is she on meds? Which ones? Have you tried homeopathy?”
13. If you are medicating, you will wonder if you shouldn’t.
Will she be short, get cancer, suffer side effects?
18. You will love or hate your school.
Depending on how your child is doing and how often the teacher calls you.
20. You will suspect that your child is a narcissist.
ADHD kids are hyper-focused on what they want. Think of your child as the world’s most effective self-advocate. It’ll make you feel better.
21. Potty training never ends.
You have to slow down and pay attention to have good aim. Neither of which is your kid’s forte. You may want to consider toilet seat covers.
26. You will be jealous.
Why is everybody else’s kid so easy? Never mind, compare = despair.
28. You will learn to LET IT GO.
And if not, wine helps.