Social life of family

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  • #134977

    leanz
    Participant

    Hello!

    How has your social life affected because of your child’s ADHD?

    I sometimes feel alone and unsupported as the friend circle has definitely reduced.

    Wonder what all I can do to help with this.

    TIA!

    Leanz

  • #135232

    Penny Williams
    Keymaster

    I’m an extreme introvert with social anxiety, so I wasn’t social anyway. LOL.

    Your other mom friends don’t know what they don’t know. And they can’t support you in what they don’t know. Just know that they’re not the friends to support you in the ADHD parenting struggles, and find some parents who get it that you can lean on for that kind of support.

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

  • #135574

    leanz
    Participant

    Thank you Penny for taking time to reply.
    What you mentioned is right. Thanks again!

    Regards,
    Leanz

  • #135653

    christinecmt
    Participant

    Leanz,

    Yes, yes, yes it does. If it isn’t people just not getting it, it is the extreme exhaustion from the emotional ups and downs, lots of downs, taking its toll on the entire family. We have a teenage daughter with ADHD, ODC and Anxiety. We have been playing with meds to help regulate her extreme emotions and depression. Any time I try to relate to a fellow Mom, I get “Oh, she is just being a teen”. I have one awesome cousin who listens to me, lets me vent and offers heartfelt reassurance, she has been a lifesaver. ADHD is all consuming, try to make time to NOT think about it. I am slowly discovering that I must take care of myself, find time, find support, exercise, meditate, go for a walk. You can’t take care of your kid if you are not taking care of yourself.

    Hang in there and good luck
    ctm

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