It's worth it

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2005
It's worth it
Wed, 04-15-2009 - 1:58pm

Hi Ladies.

I have posted on here a few times and I thank you all for your replies. I just wanted to post something positive.

My DS is 6 and is ADHD combined. Most days are hard. I negotiate with him from the minute our eyes open in the morning to the minute our eyes close at night. I am looked at by other moms as a moron that has no idea how to parent since DS always picks the "best" times to completely explode. I am constantly in contact with the school advocating on behalf of DS to make sure he gets the best help available to him. I watch youtube to learn karate katas so I can help him at home so when he's in a large class with distractions he's a bit ahead of the game...

I know the road ahead is going to be bumpy but....

I would never, ever change my DS. He is the most loving and kind child I know. If another kid gets hurt in his class he is the first one to go over to them to make sure they are ok. He gets it - he knows what empathy is and probably wished more people showed it to him. I try not to say "I can't wait until he's older and things settle down" because, as hard as it is, I don't want to lose this time - all memories are precious.

I'm sure I'll be complaining about a particularly bad day in another post on another day, but I just wanted to say that my DS is the best and if I could do it over again I wouldn't change anything (even the tears, frustration and anger).

Sometimes we just need to sit back to focus on all the positives to appreciate how lucky we are.

That's all.

Tracy....still smiling

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2005
Thu, 04-16-2009 - 6:23am

Thanks, I needed this reminder today:)


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2007
Mon, 04-20-2009 - 8:59am
Thanks for that reminder of how special all our kids are!
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Registered: 05-29-2009
Fri, 05-29-2009 - 11:31am
Thank you for your post. I am new to this board and looking for encouragement...and this was heartwarming to read.