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Hi

I’m single mum I’m 30 I have a child who is 7 and I find it hard to cope with my anger recently I’ve had a wonderful man come into my life that helps me with all of my behavioural struggles and also encourages me and since being with him I’ve become everything I’ve ever wanted to be in my courier but I’m still not the best mum and I am trying but wanted to know how I can overcome this and become the awesome mum 100% of the time not 50%

I have had learning issues my whole life and the biggest struggle is my child has already exceeded my intelligence when it comes to math.

My partner is fantastic and has assured me that although my child has exceeded my abilities that shouldn’t make me feel discouraged.

My child since I’ve stopped yelling and I’ve started encouraging has excelled but I get so frustrated some tips on how to keep calm when misbehaviour occurs would be much appreciated


Kind Regards

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It’s hard for anyone to not get frustrated with their children from time to time. I imagine frustration begins and escalates easier when you have ADHD. Here are some tips for managing frustration and anger: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/5235.html and http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/5249.html.

Also, here are a couple great articles on managing when you’re a parent with ADHD:

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/609.html
http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/738.html

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Aug 28, 2014 at 1:12pm

Amity, you ARE the best mom to your 7 year old…who else would have stood the test of time better than you.

You are also entitled to the feelings you experiencing, being a single mom for so long has probably drained much life from you. The anger bearing up in you is in all probability, guilt, at having to “share” your time with your child and the love of your life. What you feeling is completely normal, you simply have to learn a new life style and your child needs to understand that you have a new love in your life. 7 year old’s today are quite aloof, in love, you simply have to explain that mom needs to share her time without feeling frustrated.

Count it a blessing your child’s excels at maths, if not, it would be your headache at a huge cost.

Good luck and enjoy your new relationship, you deserve it.

Posted by ernest on Aug 28, 2014 at 2:08pm

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