Bearing the Brunt of Her ADHD

Why is it that Natalie is able to hold it together so well for everyone else... then lets loose the torrent of her ADHD behavior on dear old Mom?
ADHD Parenting Blog | posted by Kay Marner
Parenting ADHD Children blogger Kay Marner is mother to an ADHD daughter in Ames, Iowa

Them:

“She was a perfect angel all weekend. I didn’t have to say a word to her. Not one word!”

“We sat right up front. She did great.”

“She always picks up her toys at my house. It’s not that she doesn’t know how.”

“Oh, no. Your mom would never force you to do anything. ”

“You just need to keep on top of the mess. That’s what I do.”

“Special needs? Oh yeah. She’s special, alright.”

“I just sing the clean up song and she cleans up.”

“No. Really? She’s smarter than a lot of the fifth graders I work with. She’ll be fine.”

Me:

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I’m doing the best I can, so why don’t you just shut the f_ up.

Oh, god. I’m crying at Stomping Grounds — AGAIN!

 
 
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