Continued from Mothers with ADHD
Brown also says that it is so important for mothers with ADHD to focus on the basics of wellness, including a healthy diet, good sleep, exercise and finding something that nourishes you spiritually. She also suggests mothers with ADHD discover the way they learn best. Are you a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner? Once you know your strengths, you have more options to thrive.
And lastly, don t give in to the chatter in your head, Brown insists. Re-program yourself with self-love.
Hillary Clinton often says, "It takes a village to raise a child."
Well, it takes a support team to help turn the challenges of ADHD into strengths.
Our ADHD Mom's Favorite Tips
During the interviews with our ADHD Moms, we asked them to share quickly some of their favorite tips. Here were some of the most popular:
Simplify: meals, housework, clothing options
Household rules: write them down and post where everyone can see them
Take care of yourself: exercise, sleep, eat well
Enlist help: friends and family to solve problems
Morning rush: Prepare a list of what needs to be done in the morning the night before. Leave everything you will need to take with you by the front door; have your children do the same
Enlist others to help with homework: tutors, friends and other family members
Don't over volunteer
Create a family calendar
And most importantly, do not neglect your own needs!