I’m writing a series of blog posts for August — 5 Days of ADHD Awareness.
This will be a heart-rending, gut-wrenching series about what it’s like to have a child with ADHD, and to be a child who has ADHD. A child that many people don’t understand (sometimes even me). A child who sometimes has his heart judged, his motives questioned, and his behavior deemed as “abnormal,” “weird,” or “unacceptable.” Right to his beautiful face. By adults who should know better. And their kids who don’t, because they haven’t been taught to know better.
I have Ben’s permission to write this series. I would not do it without him completely on board. Much of what I will write will be his very own words, thoughts, and experiences. This will be the hardest series of blog posts I have ever written. It will touch on many nerves (maybe even slam a few), but it must be written. I know that from deep inside my core. And so does my sweet boy.
I hope you’ll join me and pledge to become more aware yourself. Because these are children we’re talking about. Bright, loving, compassionate children, who beg to be understood and accepted for the wonderful creations they are. I only have five days for this series (who knows, I may extend it to 10!), so these are the major topics I’ll be discussing —
ADHD, Lying and Your Child’s Heart
Angry, Frustrated, and Hurt, oh my!
Focus versus Hyperfocus
To Treat or Not to Treat, That is the Question plus one bonus —
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,“ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)