To help other mothers and daughters develop deeper relationships and navigate through the challenges Ryan and I faced along this ADHD journey, I want to take the opportunity to share a few tips that have worked for us.
Our children are the lights of our lives. We all start off as parents envisioning nothing but success, love and happiness for them. However, these dreams often do not manifest because they are not getting the important things they need to become disciplined, mature and motivated adults.
Even if Ben is "big boned," I need to teach him how to make healthy choices -- now. But the biggest change needs to come from Ben himself.
Some things are worth fighting for, no matter what other people might say or think. Your child is certainly one of them.
As if this sort of comment in a seventh-grade gym class wouldn't be enough to put a target on her, my daughter offered one last comment to a growing chorus of dissenting opinion: "I should know what a fruit is. My dad is a botanist."
My goal is to make mealtimes enjoyable so the kids associate eating real food with pleasure. It's working.
By maintaining these six healthy habits, your family can put their worries aside and experience life to the fullest in 2014.
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