In 2018 I had a 7-year-old little boy with ADHD whom I just couldn’t seem to connect with. My little guy ran around like crazy, wouldn’t listen, made the most horrific messes, etc., and all I could seem to do was yell and cry in frustration. I loved him, but he was hard to enjoy. I felt guilty all the time, totally inadequate, and I doubted every decision I made. I had a complete lack of confidence as a parent and in my life in general, honestly. I even took parenting classes, but they in no way made me more connected to my son, which only made me feel worse about myself.
I knew I needed to do something. I didn’t want to feel terrible anymore and I wanted my son to have a better experience of his mother. So, I got coaching and later got certified as a life coach myself. As I targeted my knowledge toward my relationship with my son, my complete experience changed. I felt more love, patience, and connection. I was 100% more confident in the choices I was making and how I was parenting. And things were much calmer at my house.
It turned out that I didn’t need to change him and his behavior. I was the one who needed to change in order for us to have a deeply connected relationship. (Although his behavior did improve as I changed how I parented him.) And that was good news, because it meant I had all the power. I have an opportunity every day to decide how I’m going to think and react to my son (and now my 2 other children who have ADHD). I came to terms with that after I went through my own life-coaching experience, and wow what a difference it made.
After realizing that I could enjoy my son just how he is, I've remained passionate about helping others escape feelings of guilt, inadequacy, and self-doubt so they can grow as an individual, enjoy and connect deeply with their kids, and have unshakeable confidence in their abilities as a parent. Please join me on this amazing journey. Take the first step toward better family relationships and know that you don’t have to do it alone. Schedule a free call with me today!
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For moms of kids with ADHD.
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