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When the ADHD Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Be vulnerable. Be honest. And teach your child that a) you are not perfect and b) you do not expect perfection. These are likely the best gifts we can give to the children who inherited our ADHD — and all the emotional and executive-function baggage that goes with it.

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  1. It doesn’t stop when the kids grow up, either… Thank you for the good advice, it came at a good time for me. My 34 year old daughter tends to overreact to “normal” life problems, and then call me for help. There should be a joke about the Add’er leading the Add’er. 🙂 At any rate, she tends to call all panicked about something, which only gets me rolling, which then leads to an escalating cycle with which most of you are probably very familiar. Then my poor non-ADD hubby tries to inject a little practical, drama-free advice and gets his head bitten off.

    I need to call my daughter back about her latest crisis, and now – thanks having read this article – I might have a fighting chance of actually having a constructive conversation with her! But I’m supposed to be getting ready for a doctor’s appointment right now, so it’s time for me to get back on task… 😉

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