We parents, bring our kids into this world to love, protect, clothe, feed, guide, and teach them. Those of us with kids with ADHD quickly learn another verb that must be added: Advocate! We know our kids better than anyone else in the world. We know how their impairments affect their achievement and self-esteem. But when we appear at school meetings in order to determine the best educational plan to support him, we feel less than adequate.
Why is that? Is it because we are made to feel this way by school personnel? Does it seem inherent within the discussions? That is, the school personnel are the professionals and they know best.
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No. We need to shift our thoughts!
Go back to the feelings you had on the day of your child’s birth. Your child was perfect and beautiful…and you claimed, if only silently or even unconsciously, that you would do anything to protect this incredible living being with every ounce of your being. Keep reading...
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