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Penny Williams
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Since there is a strong genetic component to ADHD, there are many parents who have ADHD themselves, and have one or more kids with ADHD. There are some great coping strategies for when both parent and child have ADHD in these articles:

13 Survival Strategies for Moms with ADHD

Bringing Up Baby: Motherhood with ADHD

Terry Matlen’s book, Queen of Distraction, is packed full of helpful tips for women with ADHD too.

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