A parent’s heart is destined to break a thousand times. But the heart of a parent whose child has ADHD? It will break a thousand thousand times.
See, before your child is born, you have an idea of what he or she will be like. And as that child grows, that idea changes — but it’s still there, gestating and growing along with your little one. And when that idea smashes into reality, heartbreak ensues.
For example, you thought kids learned to tie their shoes at five or six; as you watch your eight year old struggle, your heart breaks a little bit. You see other kids whisper as your son walks by, and your heart breaks a little. You realize other moms think your kid is a hellion, and your heart breaks a little. Your kid can’t sit still long enough to take the test, let alone ace it, and your heart breaks a little. The words “special ed” get floated — heartbreak, heartbreak, heartbreak. You’re not alone, mama. You’re not alone.
[Confessions of an ADHD Mom: Truths I Share With No One]