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Frank's an ex-TV writer, now sandwich-generation ADHD homemaker with a wife, two kids, a dog, and an eighty-something mother-in-law in a house that won’t stay clean. He writes here to try to figure out what’s going on there.

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posted: Wednesday January 25th - 9:42am

Piece of My Heart: Letting My ADHD Son Make His Own Mistakes

"What's wrong with you?!" I yell at my 23-year-old ADHD son after a thoughtless incident with a tattoo gun. Then I remember myself at that age... and hope I can survive growing up all over again.

This week I got a middle-of-the-night call from our 23-year-old son, Harry, who moved to Hawaii almost a year ago. "Hey, Dad? What do you think it is when your arm hurts bad and kind of swells up, like a pimple but bigger?" he asks. "Plus I think I’ve got a fever." I tell him to get to an ER; he’s got an infection. Probably from that...
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