Mom Guilt Is Toxic. Here's How to Ditch It.

When you're a mother with ADHD, and you have a child with special needs, expectations — your own and other people's — can be your unraveling. Don't let mom guilt win. Instead, use these 8 strategies for find peace and happiness at home.

Have a Plan


Anticipate problems -- and find solutions. As an ADD mother, I learned to maneuver around tense situations. Mackenzie frequently had meltdowns in the grocery store, so when I had to shop for food, I left her at home with a babysitter.

Get treatment for yourself and your ADD child. I made sure that both of us got help from clinicians who were experienced in treating attention deficit disorder. I can’t emphasize enough that managing ADHD symptoms makes parenting a whole lot easier.

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