Parents speak out on “what things are keeping them up at night about ADHD for their family.
- “Will my daughter find people who can support her while she works on her social skills? Friends that can understand she can be inappropriate or come off as thoughtless. She just doesn’t have that awareness yet.
- “Can my son learn skills he needs to take care of himself?
- “I worry about my daughter socially more than ever. She gets bored with things…..and people very quickly.”
- “The biggest concern I now have with my son is how to help him deal with anxiety.”
- “I worry a lot about how my son would fit in, in the real world as an adult.”
- “Will my daughter be able to manage on her own, get a job, hold a job, get bills paid?
Can you relate?
Worrying about how our kids will manage as adults is natural. We spend so much time worrying about algebra test scores we miss what is “missing”. Do we know our kids social intelligence score? Our kids need social muscle to achieve independence.
Those with ADHD frequently struggle with friendships. They’re often isolated and withdrawn. Some choose not to socialize. If they do, they may be rejected.
Worse, isolation and rejection may lead to other problems like depression and anxiety.