I was THAT child. The one nobody knew why I was behaving the way I was so nobody knew how to help me.
I am told I was like a grenade or a wrecking ball. I just remember feeling lost, confused, misunderstood and hopeless.
But I understand now, and so does everyone around me. I'm flighty and unpredictable but I'm not reckless or explosive. I'm full of ideas and sometimes I run before I walk. I’m smart, funny, kind, generous, passionate and driven. I'm a mixed bag of strengths and weaknesses, just like everyone else. It's just that the way I need to go about things won't be what most people expect.
Having just spent the night with my mum in London catching a show etc, I’ve put her on her train home, and I’m reflecting on how far we have come. No child recognises the anguish they cause their parents at the time. And no parent is automatically equipped to cope with the challenges of raising any child, let alone one with #ADHD. Thank goodness we know about NeuroDiversity now! But of course, I wish we had back then!
My mum didn’t know it was going to work out okay for me, or even for our relationship. She just had to hope and try her best - just like I am doing with my children, and probably you yours.
I’m not perfect by any means. But THAT child grew up to be THIS adult, so please believe that anything is possible. ... See MoreSee Less
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