Just Diagnosed With ADHD (Adults)
FINALLY at 43 they listened. But now, the teenager.
I love all these resources and there certainly is some good tips out there. Addressing, improving and trying to stop looking at the big picture is my desire. I want to get proactive in my changes and I see it’ll be my full-time job. My husband is slowly coming around. I’m just thrilled he has finally expressing some compassion and acceptance that what I’ve been saying isn’t my laziness or that I’m filled with excuses. However, he can’t relate. He’s such a detail oriented, organized on-top-of-it guy. Military Officer, loves his structure. We are living overseas so it’s not like I can hire a life-coach.
One anxiety comes with my 15 year old, entering the 10th grade. She has it, I saw it at two years old but I was poo-pooed until she was in 3rd grade. With her learning issues I had her tested and they gave her the umbrella diagnosis of mild dyslexia/dysgraphia and that grand ‘ol “working memory disorder”. “Of course” they told me it wasn’t ADD/ADHD because she was a calm and pleasant child.
I see so many things out there that can help her but I don’t have the energy to see if she follows up and she doesn’t share my same enthusiasm for wanting to improve her condition. I’m definitely going through “IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW” scenario. It’s the start of the school year soon. Her year can be so much better. However, I feel like I won’t have the energy and focus for myself and to help her at the same time. Her dad, again is becoming accepting but cannot relate and just kinds of shrugs.
I am looking for perspective if anyone has a similar situation. I’d love my daughter to take herself seriously and for her attitude with the condition to be different.
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