I desperately wanted my kids to have an easier time dealing with the world than I did. But they’ve taught me so much.
Now it’s Senior Year and at times it’s going to feel like you won’t make it through. Of course we will! (This is my second time so I know it’s doable).
Parenting a child with ADHD can feel a bit like you’re walking in the dark—you tiptoe around, unsure of what you will come up against. Sometimes you may say or do something to set off a mini emotional explosion.
The reality is that I have no earthly idea what I am doing with the big kid during school breaks, and have mostly been covering my ears and humming repetitive tunes rather than having to research it, price it, and register. For short breaks, I foist her off on friends and neighbors, but for longer breaks, I’m going to actually have to plan.
Many parents don’t realize that even when absences are excused or understandable, absences can greatly impact a child’s education.