Let Your Child Fail

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about letting your child fail. I think, as a parent, this was the hardest thing for me to do. Every time my daughter was hurting or struggling with a problem, I really wanted to make it better for her because seeing her hurting is so hard. And the truth is that hasn’t gotten any easier now that she is an adult. Loving someone as deeply as we love our children means that we will suffer when they suffer. But we have to let them fail.


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Parenting the Neurodivergent

Hello, may zebras and spoonies! Thanks for coming in visiting with me today. I’m glad you are here.

Today I’m gonna be talking about ADHD. Big surprise. I know, right? Because when do I ever talk about that?

One of the things that I see parents of children with ADHD frequently ask in the support groups is what they can do to be better parents for children who have ADHD. And I’ll be honest, that in the support groups thus far, I have never answered this question. I’ve never felt like I had a good answer to this question. And I’ve spent a lot of time trying to think about what my parents could have done differently; could have done better to have given me a better start in life. And instead, I shifted it and started thinking about what it was in my childhood that marked me the most and gave me the most struggles as an adult. So I’m going to start my discussion there.

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