Sarah Haug

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    Sarah Haug
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    This blog has answered the most painful issue I wrestle with as a parent of a kid with ADHD. My son is 14, a gamer and science nerd who just wants to be at home with his family and does not care for socializing outside of school. I have pushed him to attend team sports and get out with other kids, but he is communicating that it just isn’t “him.” How great it is to hear from parents, but most of all kids with ADHD who can attest to what I’m just really beginning to understand: accept your kid for who they are. Pretty tough sometimes for a parent who cannot really understand a child who is so different from themselves. I think when a child is at a point where they can really verbalize how they feel about social situations, it’s time to listen and accept. My son is really into gaming, coding and anything to do with science. He plays with other gamers on Steam and I’ve decided to just go with his urge to be a computer/science nerd and all that goes with it!

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