ADHD in Women
Wanting advice from ADHD women
I decided that today instead of asking all my questions in the parents of adhd children boards, I wanted to start asking questions here, because eventually my daughter will be and adult struggling with this.
So please don’t think I’m judging anyone, but I’m very concerned about my child, my daughter who is 9 and was diagnosed with adhd when she was 7. I know several adult woman who have ADHD now and their lives are a constant train wreck. Everything, love life, work, money issues, one lady can’t even parent her child because she can’t even take care of herself and she had to give her rights as a parent away to her ex.
I’m crying as I write this because I don’t want this kind of life for my child and I can already see things at the age of 9 that I know she is going to struggle with and will get worse as an adult.
I wanted to know what I can do now for her at this age that will help her become a successful adult and be able to function in this world. Is there something that you wish your parents would have done that would have helped you out more as an adult?
I’m not saying that every woman with ADHD’s lives are a train wreck, just the ones I have had experience with.
It seems that ADHD is alot harder in girls, when my child was diagnosed I thought okay, we get on a stimulant and that will take care of the hyper activity and focus, but as she gets older and I’m learning so much more about this, I’m shocked as to how many other things the ADHD effect, it’s not just focus and hyperness….so many more issues have came up and I don’t want to mess up my chance with this parenting thing, I want to do it right so she doesn’t become this adult with so many issues….please help this worried Momma, I would do anything to help my baby :/
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