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"Has Your Child Been Diagnosed With ADHD? Is Coping With Your Child's Behavior Wearing You Out? Are You
Tired of Searching For Answers?"
Attention: If you answered "Yes" to those questions, read on. This may be the most important letter you've ever read...
From The Desk Of: Mary Leon
Date: Sunday, July 22, 2012
Welcoming a child into your family is one of the happiest times for a parent. You enjoy watching them grow year by year.
However, as parents we worry about everything...
Are they eating enough?
Is it time to give them cereal yet?
Did they learn to walk at the right time?
Then, once it's time to send them off to school a whole new set of worries kicks in! I think when they start school it is harder on us then it is on them!
Being a parent myself, I want to share a story with you...
I know a little boy in my neighborhood.
Going to school was an adventure for him. He was able to meet new friends and learn new things.
His mother prepared him for school the best she could. Yet regardless, she continued to worry. Was he making friends? Was he having fun? Was he ok?
Having him come home from school after being bullied all day or getting in trouble was one of her biggest fears.
At first, everything at school was great. He loved going to school. He talked about all his new friends. He came home from school with all kinds of pictures he’d made that day. Then the trouble begin...
His mother started getting notes home from the teacher.
Her son was not getting along with the other children in his class, and would not stay in his seat. Next thing his mother knew she was looking at a report card with failing grades.
She went to the school and met with the teachers.
She followed their suggestions.
She met with the school counselors.
She did everything she could think of to improve his grades and behavior.
To make matters worse his bad behavior continued at home.
He was always fighting with his siblings and being defiant. Eventually at night, his mother ended up in tears unable to figure out what was wrong with her son.
It all ended up making her wonder where the loving son she had known had gone. She even tried to figure out how she had failed him.
Even though we now know that it was not anything she did wrong... she did not fail him.
You see, a teacher sat down with her at the school and suggested that it was possible her son has ADHD.
Feeling the fear tightening in her chest, his mother was unable to respond. The teacher gently continued to tell her that she might want to have her son checked out by her doctor.
Sound all too familiar?
Do you hurt for the child in this story?
Have you lived through the same thing?
If so, you can sympathize with the mother who suffered as her son now had the ADHD "stereo-type" to deal with.
I know the feeling all to well.
The child in the story is my nephew. I’ve experienced the process firsthand.
From the disbelief through the treatment and finally seeing my nephew succeed and return to the happy, outgoing child he once was. The one thing I can promise you is that there is hope! Times are changing!
An ADHD child does not have to have a “dark cloud” over his or her head.