Helping young daughter with ADD

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      David
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      My young daughter is trying to figure life out. It’s hard for my wife and I watching her fail and feel depressed about her future. She won’t let us help and rarely listens to are advice. We make sure she never thinks that she is a disappointment or a failure. This is clearly been the hardest part of raising a child with ADD. It’s affecting our marriage and the rest of our family because we are all so worried and sad. I don’t think I need to go into details because I’m guessing if you’re on this site then you don’t need to much details.

    • #124744
      Dizzy
      Participant

      David, you don’t mention how old your daughter is, but I hope she understands
      that being ADD/ADHD also has some benefits! Hyper-Focus is one area that,
      once a person learns to have some control over it, can be a huge asset.

      Here’s something on the site about it:

      Hyperfocus: The ADHD Phenomenon of Intense Fixation

      If she is old enough to read, this might help put a smile back on
      her face…

      17 Things to Love About ADHD!

    • #124760
      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      A child’s self-esteem is fragile, and having ADHD means it’s tested many, many more times every day. That means it must become a much bigger part of your parenting. Find ways to create opportunities for success — lots of them.

      Your Child’s Self Esteem Matters: 8 Confidence Builders for Kids with ADHD

      The ADHD Soul Shine Kit: Build Your Child’s Self Esteem

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

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