I hate how people assume adhd is just "out of control hyper" or just bad parenting etc. Ive
heard where it concerns my son sooo many times "well I just think his mom isnt teaching
him like he needs to be. poor kid" when I work my ass off trying to find more things to
help that works with him on top of dealing with my own ADHD. I dont have the hyper part
that so many assume it is only. Maybe when I was younger I had some but nowadays i have
a lot of health issues that go against me having any energy at all. I am still tho. My
mind is all over the place and I'm messy n cant keep plans like I mean to n want to. I am
always late even when I set 5 alarms through the same hour period to keep my butt in a
"hurry" yes I literally do that too. I have to be at church at 4 so Ill set my alarms for 3:20,
3:35, 3:45, 3:55 etc just to make sure I am gathering n moving along as I should. It
sounds stupid to some ppl but I'm sure other add'ers understand it. Especially when you
have kiddos/baby to get ready too. It can be frustrating having others assume they know.
Like my friends bf was complaining the house was a mess n made the mistake of asking me
my thoughts. I said it was actually really really clean, which it was. He went on about it n i
cut him off going on about how adhd ppl have some struggles anyway or some of us. He
claimed she should be a clean freak if shes adhd. I laughed said yeah dude ur confusing this
with OCD. Not the same. Some have both some dont. On the flip side, there are A LOT of
fun quirks that I love about being ADHD :)
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- ► 2015 (15)
- Try ADHD Medication
- When Not Medicated...
- Is ADHD Our of Control Hyper?
- In The Middle
- Stereotyping ADHD
- Light at the End of the Tunnel
- 'Accidental' Help
- He's Just Being a Boy?
- Wondering What a Pill Will Do to Me
- Quiet and Reserved
- Severe ADHD
- ADHD Support: Poem
- Is ADHD a disability?
- A ADHD parent with an ADHD Child
- Teenager ODD
- Ways to Remember Your Medication
- Judging ADHD
- Baby Boomer
- Choosing ADHD Medication
- Climbing Higher with ADHD Medication
- A New Look
- When ADHD Medication Wears Off
- ADHD finding Normal "base line"
- Teachers Commit to the Full Year.
- A Mother’s Choice: My journey accepting my child,
- Gifted ADHD
- Poem: Another tale from the darkness:Breath Taking...
- ADD Inattentive Type
- Hell and Back
- Relationships and ADHD
- ▼ June (33)