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Allison Russo

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

I think it’s wonderful that you apologized for the accusation and not trusting him, and that you worked together to come up with a solution with him doing his part.

Providing resources is not enabling him to be lazy or not do the work, it’s enabling him to be accountable and succeed, despite having a disability.

I think this deserves a celebration. You’re being the support, but expecting him to use it and turn it into a positive.

ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism