Reply To: Another girl without friends


My ADHD daughter, when she was younger, was very polarized in her thinking . . . but it does improve with time and effort.

See above for a link to a handout for black and white thinking in children: it has strategies you may want to try, an explanation about B&W thinking in children, and ways to cope.

Also, ADHD brains take longer to mature . . . she wont’ be at the same rate as her peers but she will get there (see below for article).

Grow Up Already! Why It Takes So Long to Mature

Lastly, “Raising Your Spirited Child” Mary Sheedy Kurcinka is a great source for words of encouragement to use with your child — especially a child that may feel emotions more intently.

One step at a time on the parenting road.