To The Parent Who Feels Like a Failure

One of the hardest parts of parenting a child with ADHD (or any child who doesn’t fit the mold) is the feelings of failure that so often accompany the challenging days. 

I used to feel like this ALL THE TIME. 

Every time we went to the grocery store and the trip ended in a meltdown…

Every time I got one of those “looks” from another parent who didn’t understand the challenges we were facing…

Every time I fell into bed at night, wondering what I was doing wrong…

I felt like a failure. 

It was like no matter what I did or what I tried, we were getting nowhere with my son with ADHD. 

His symptoms were out of control, and our whole family was miserable! 

If you are feeling the same way, here’s what I want you to know today – 

You are NOT failing! 

(And neither was I.)

YOU – mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, caregiver of a child who does not fit the mold – YOU are NOT alone, and you’re not failing your child. 

How do I know this? 

Because you’re reading this blog post.

And that tells me you deeply love your child and want what’s best for them. 

I had the special privilege of hearing how one mom overcame her own feelings of failure. 

I wanted to share it with you today. 

Here is a short clip from the interview: 

 

Can you relate to Marie’s feelings? I certainly could when my son’s ADHD was at its worst. 

I LOVE the tip that Marie shared that helped her realize she was NOT a failure. 

“Find your village. Find your community,” she said. “I never realized how much I needed this community until I found it.” 

I want to challenge you – along with Marie – to find your village. 

Find a community of people who will support you, encourage you, and remind you that you are NOT failing. 

One potential community you could join is my FREE (yes, it really is free) ADHD Parent Nutrition Support Group on Facebook

There, you’ll find a safe place to voice fears and concerns, get advice, grab ADHD-friendly recipes, and ask questions about everything ADHD-related. 

Most of all, you’ll KNOW you’re not alone!

Plus, in that group, I offer LOTS of free resources, tips, recipes, and encouragement. 

You can join that group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdhdAnxietyParentSupport

As Marie mentioned, finding her village was a critical piece of her happiness as a parent of a child with ADHD. 

 

But that clip above was only one small portion of the full interview! 

Watch the rest of the interview here

Here are some of the highlights: 

✔️ The Challenges Marie Experienced with her Children 

✔️ Why Marie’s Family Couldn’t Go Out in Public

✔️ What Happened When Marie Tried Medication for Her Child with ADHD

✔️ How It All Changed (for the better!) 

✔️ Marie’s Advice for Other Parents of Children with ADHD

✔️ How Community Made HUGE Difference in Her Life as a Mom of a Child with ADHD

Tune in to this powerful video here

 

For more details about how you can help reduce your child’s ADHD symptoms, sign up for my free online webinar today here.

And as always, I am not a medical doctor and the above post is based on my experience. No information on this site should be relied upon to make a medical diagnosis, treat, prevent or cure any disease or medical condition.