I was guilty of overreacting to the bad behavior of my children, both of whom have ADHD, too. They acted out in ways that were overwhelming for me. I’d come home from a busy day of work to find a home overrun with chaos. Unable to process the stimulation, I overreacted to them, or took out my frustration on them when I shouldn’t have. Homework issues were always a hassle. My wife, who doesn’t have ADHD, was more patient than I was when my kids began talking about things that weren't even related to the assignment before them. It was very, very difficult for me, but I did improve with time. Over the last year, my daughter needed help with chemistry, and I was able to help her consistently. When she got sidetracked, I admit to getting irritated, but overall I saw great improvement in my reactions from when she was very little.
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