What is mindfulness? How is it related to ADHD?
In an effort to change our minds and to convince us to arrange for testing, our child would often give us examples of their behaviour that they thought were manifestations of their ADHD. We often responded in disagreement, saying such things as, “That behaviour is just normal. We did the same thing when we were your age.”
It wasn’t until our oldest child was diagnosed with ADHD about 2 or 3 years ago that I realized I might have it. I anticipate that I will use this space to talk about living with ADHD, so today I wanted to give you some background.
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