He loved doing this and showing me how cool his finger looked in the dark. He was so excited he wanted to keep coming into the bathroom while I was in the shower. That’s how the impulsivity rolls. In this case, it was a happy moment that was well worth entertaining. His smile is priceless.
And then we have moments of such overwhelming disappointment in something, the emotional outburst and anger can be frightening. Again, impulsivity and being behind in executive functioning is how ADHD rolls.
So while us parents work extra hard to try to learn how to help them, find strategies, and maintain a level of civility in people who have no clue, one of the things I have found is this…
ADDitude Magazine is a lifesaver for us families who battle such up and down issues. They get it. There’s no judgement. No name calling. Just great information on how to take one day at a time. It’s in my inbox and consistently nails our struggles while providing tips and support.
If you haven’t checked it out please do. It helps my sanity and gives me insight on my son’s needs.