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I had to develop a thicker skin and remind myself that their ignorance isn’t my problem. My focus, instead, is on my son’s needs in those moments. Of course, I want to educate others — but I’ve found they’re usually not open to seeing things any other way. And, your parenting really isn’t any of their business.
Let’s focus on the emotional regulation and frustration tolerance aspect of this incident. Here’s some detailed info on the how and why of intense emotions with ADHD:
and teaching healthy emotional control:
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism