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9 appointments and 1 magazine interview later...

I swear I could write a book! ADHD is most certainly never boring!
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5 days ago

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Positivity post. 🌈😊

My best friend sent me this photo of her 2 daughters having a sleepover together saying that her girls have grown closer this last 2 weeks as they are each other’s only playmate.

I have to say that my 3 have been gorgeous together. There has been lots of laughter and more generosity and consideration than I could have anticipated.

Every cloud has its silver lining!

What are the positives you are experiencing at this time?
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5 days ago

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#Autismawarenessday.

These are the young people who taught me much.

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I made a video with Marcus yesterday. The boy makes me laugh!

Here is an oldie but a goodie of the 2 of us.
The positives of ADHD. 🥰🤣

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ADHD IS NOT A LABEL…

ADHD is not a label. It is a useful diagnosis. It is not an excuse either, but it is an explanation of why is struggling. It is estimated that children with ADHD receive 20,000 more negative comments by the age of 12 than neurotypical children (Additude Magazine). This amounts to 4.56 additional messages per day that tell a child they are not good enough – and this is largely for things outside of their control. If a child is told that they are lazy, stupid, annoying, naughty, sloppy etc. enough times, they will believe it and live up to it. A diagnosis is useful because it tells us where to start on our search for solutions to help the individual.

It is possible to thrive with ADHD. But not until it is acknowledged, understood and supported. ADHD is not a label. The shaming words and messages thatother ADHD community tell us they carry around with them are the labels. Negative messges do harm and they stay with us.

For more information and an explanation, talk to ADHD Wise UK.

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