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Allison Russo
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This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

@mouseymiss—

This is so on point! It’s what so many parents of kids with ADHD need to hear. Thank you for saying it!

“What I wanted from [my parents] was an acknowledgment that, yes, this is hard and that’s okay, and here are ways around it so it’s less hard.”

Yes, yes, yes! Our job as parents is to understand our kids (strengths and challenges) and support our kids to craft a life of success, using the strengths and tailored strategies to work around the weaknesses.

Their struggle is REAL!

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen boy with ADHD, LDs, and autism