Parenting and the Power of Self-Acceptance

Are you a parent of a child with ADHD? Do you sometimes feel like you're at the end of your rope? Are you trying to be consistent, trying to empathize with your child...but sometimes it feels like too much? How can a parent expect to be calm, cool, and collected all the time?

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ADHD and Self-Esteem: How to Boost your Child's Self-Esteem

self esteem and ADHDMany children with ADHD also struggle with low self-esteem. These are kids who might be having trouble in school. They might be disruptive in class, and getting negative reactions from their teachers. They might have trouble making and keeping friends. They might be a little bit different, and people don't always understand how unique and awesome they are. Because of this, these children might start identifying themselves in negative ways. They see themselves as "bad" or "stupid" or "lazy." Whatever the label, it doesn't feel good.

So how can you, as a parent, boost your child's self-esteem? Here are some ideas to keep in mind:

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ADHD and lying behaviours

ADHD and lyingMany parents of ADHD children come to us concerned about lying behaviours. With or without ADHD, lying is a normal stage of development for children. But, it does seem that many ADHD children tend to lie more than a "typical" child. Why is that?

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For Parents: How to get some perspective

If you're a parent of an ADHD child, you might be feeling a lot of mixed emotions. You love your child, but you're tired. You're frustrated. You often wonder if it will ever get any easier. And, if you're like many families who are struggling, these emotions might be impacting your parent/child bond. If this sounds familiar, one important step is to shift your perspective. It's easy to lose sight of the big picture when you're trying to keep your head above water. So, take these 3 thoughts to help you get back to safe land:

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