First Confessions/2012

Let me start at the beginning of it all.... the very first time I suspected that my then three year old daughter had ADHD.

I was a stay-at-home-mom at the time, and didn't have a lot of interaction with other 3 year olds.

On the day it hit me, we did something we hadnt done before...

We attended church.

Surrounded by the other kids, I realized right away that there was something different about my daughter, I just didn't know what it was.

I had, of course, heard the terms ADHD and ADD before but never dreamed that it would be a part of my life. I never wanted to believe that my daughter would suffer with mental health issues. Especially at such a young and tender age.

I still didn't take her to a doctor, though it was recommended by my peers at church. I had heard what the medications could do to a kid, and I wasn't ready to dull her spirit just yet. Not until I had to for school. I didn't want to be the one to take away her spunk.

ADHD and Mental Health Awareness is the GOAL!

Check back daily for updates to my story! I'll get to the present soon enough. Please join me on this journey through the struggle of an ADHD parent. Feel free to e-mail me any questions, comments or feedback. Email: onestressedmom@adhdconfessions.com.

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