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Family Dynamics on ADHD: 5 Rules for Dealing with Relatives’ Judgment

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“Ugh, there he goes again with his tantrums.”“Why can’t your child just sit still?”“You’re just making excuses for her bad behavior.”“This wouldn’t be happening if you actually disciplined your kid.”Ever, in the history of parenting, has a family member’s unwelcome advice or unsympathetic judgment made life easier for a child or their caregivers?

Nope. For many of us, rampant misunderstandings, fear of being judged, short tempers, and even unspoken disapproval make spending time with some relatives stressful and frustrating.

And bitter family disputes over ADHD are typically the last thing on Earth you want yourself or your child to endure during the holidays — or ever.

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