Mind Coach NOLA on Why Parents Need a Monthly Meet-Up

I remember when I got the official diagnosis that my son has ADHD. His teachers had been patient and wonderful, as were the learning specialist and the counselor at his school. I already knew it was coming but my husband was in denial and a small part of me just wanted it all to go away. “Maybe it’s just a phase that he will outgrow,” I told myself. And when the psychologist explained to us he was a “classic textbook case,” I was both relieved and devastated. At the time, I did not know all that I know now. Nobody told me that ADHD is a gift or that my son has superpowers. Nobody exclaimed, “Congratulations! You gave birth to a kid with an amazing brain! Lucky you!” 

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