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The Big Heart Approach to ADHD, Self-Love & Acceptance

shame, sadness, anger, or a detached numbness to name a few.These children have heard themselves described this way before.The parents in my office love these children deeply and are overwhelmed, worried, sad, and confused. Much of the time, their children feel the same way — except they are beginning to carry the burden of shame about who they are and how others’ view them.

This is the moment when I introduce a child with ADHD and their parent to the Big Heart discussion. It goes something like this:Dr.

Suzanne: “I am so glad that you are here because I know exactly what is going on. Let me share with you my guess and see what you think.

It sounds to me like your child has a very big heart. He or she is sensitive, cares deeply, and can be

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