We all know that one of the most valuable things that we can give our kids is a confident and consistent parent. Providing them with strength and structure can be a huge boost in their ability to be productive and successful.
But how many of us are really confident and/or consistent all the time? Really, even on our best days, sometimes those doubts and distractions get in the way and we are flying by the seat of our pants (again!). So here’s where the tip comes in – Fake it ‘til You Make It.
I’m not saying that you should hide your insecurities or bad days from your kids. Emotional Intelligence is an important tool in the ADD/ADHD household. (Another blog on that.) But, some days we just need to buckle down and “act as if” parenting special needs kids is easy and effortless.
To support you in this act, try some tricks & tools you’ve learned on ImpactADHD.com (Note: Coaches Club is great for this); or, maybe you could ask yourself, “What would ___ do?” and fill in the blank with your favorite parent role model like Donna Reid, Claire Huxtable, Carol Brady, or Mother Teresa. Above all, keep your sense of humor, and be gentle with yourself. At the end of the hour (or day or week), you might just look back and think, “that was easy!”