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Penny Williams

It sounds like you’re communicating with each other in two different ways — they’re using logic (left brain) and you’re using emotion (right brain). Your brain is different with ADHD, so it is likely more creative and emotional and less responsive to logic and rationalization (by the way, logic and reasoning are enormously impaired when you are emotional, making this communication dynamic even more difficult).

This article offers some ADHD-friendly communication strategies:

Don’t Just Talk, Communicate

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