To Matt Walsh and readers attacking ADHD parents,
My son is 5 and medicated . I'm just the worst mom, let's forget about
all his improvements , forget about him moving from counting til two til
now sixty . Forget that he now writes his name and recognizes numbers
and letters . Let's forget
that he was supposed to be held back in pre k for another year but in 3
months got to a level of where he is ready for kindergarten (yay) .
Let's forget about him waking up asking for his chill out pill as he
hates how crazy his day is without it. Let's forget about him coming
with tears rolling down his face screaming with his voice so full of
pain, repeating " I just want it to stop, I want my brain to stop , I
just want to sit , why can't I sit still , I hate my brain, I hate my
forget the smile I see on his face all day everyday now because he is
so proud of himself , he is so proud of learning , so proud of being in
Control of himself .
because if his age we will forget all this , we will say boys will be
boys . And we will say I am a lazy parent . We will say this so people
that do not deal with what I and my child deals with everyday can
pretend that they know how our day is, so they can pretend to even have
the slightest clue of how it is to have a child that can not even
function during the da . That after 3 years of numbers and letters
everyday still did not know one single one . Let's pretend that they
know how it is to have ur 4 year old at the time only able to count til 2
even tho every day you count with him . Let's pretend they know how it
is. Let's pretend they know what's best for my child. Let's pretend I'm a
bad , lazy mom, all so they can feel good about their judgmental ,know
it all mindset.
A caring and present parent!
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