Moms and female professionals often approach me, after my workshops and conferences, and share with me their personal stories of discovering that THEY may have ADHD. The descriptions I give triggers a recognition in them that helps them realize that perhaps many of the challenges, struggles, and frustrations they experienced as girls and adults stem not from just anxiety, depression, or general lack emotional control, but from what we now understand as ADHD.
If you are a woman with who deals with ADHD or suspects this may help explain some of your angst, I encourage you to read Sari Solden and Michelle Frank’s new book, A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers.
They are each highly regarded professionals, and I believe their book will offer you a positive approach to breaking the cycle of negative self-talk and shame-based narratives that all too often holds people back.
The more we are in touch with OUR traits, strengths, and challenges, the more effective and compassionate we can be as parents.