Thursday, February 9, 2017
In His Shoes
He's the student who always has the answer, and always has something to say. But he tries his best to remember to raise his hand.
He worries a lot. We're working on that.
He worries about things he can't control. He worries about things he CAN control.
He's happy. It's hard to tell, but he is. His meds just make him super focused so he looks upset all the time. It's been hard to get used to. He doesn't even smile in most pictures. I cherish the pictures where we catch him smiling.
He's a quick thinker. Be prepared to take it as well as you dish it out with this one.
He's brutally honest. Don't ask him for his opinion on something unless you're prepared to hear the truth. Except about brushing his teeth - or changing his clothes. He'll lie about that. Every time.
Early mornings are so hard. Evenings and nights are hard too. With no medication in his system, he has a very hard time following directions or being respectful.
We fail as parents nearly every day. Sometimes in the mornings, other times at night. Sometimes both times in one day. But we're trying.
Having a child with ADHD is hard.
Having a child with ADHD is a blessing.
Don't assume he's being naughty when he's acting out. Don't assume we aren't parenting him.
Ask questions if you don't understand something about him.
Don't assume. Ask.