The real key to this special brand of parenthood is self-care, including stress management, making time to breathe, and letting the small stuff go. There is no such thing as perfection. SuperMom does NOT EXIST. And, yet, we still feel this enormous, invisible pressure to be that mom.
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” —Maya Angelou
I spent a lot of years trying to “fix it,” and it can’t be fixed. When I embraced what is, and adjusted my mindset, it was truly freeing, and made everyone else in my family much happier. It can’t be all about ADHD & LDs — too much negativity.
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism