ADHD Fights: When Parents, Kids Both Have ADHD

Why can't everyone with with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) in the family just get along? Six ways for AD/ADHD families to fight less and communicate better!

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Avoid ADHD Guilt, Accept Each Other's Imperfections

You may have challenges like those of your son, but he is his own person. ADD/ADHD is an explanation of behaviors, not an excuse for them. Your own failures don’t mean you shouldn’t have reasonable expectations for him.

It is difficult enough to deal with your own ADD/ADHD, let alone your teen’s. Don’t let the perception that you’ve failed as a parent, because of your daughter’s challenges, affect your interactions with her. You are a role model for your daughter, imperfections and all.

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TAGS: Teens and Tweens with ADHD, ADHD Parents, ADHD Communication Skills


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