I’ve been a special needs parent for roughly half of my life. I’m so used to the challenges that I face on a daily basis, that I don’t always remember that they are there.
Sometimes you can get so used to something that you simply don’t know anything else.
Over the years I’ve become quite acclimated with Autism but ADHD is something relatively new for me. It’s been over a year since both Elliott and Emmett were diagnosed officially with ADHD.
I’m honestly not sure what I struggle with more as a parent, Autism or ADHD. They both present their own unique parenting challenges but ADHD is much newer to me and I’m still trying to figure it out.
There are many overlapping symptoms and it’s sometimes really difficult to tease the two apart.
I honestly don’t know which is more challenging… They’re both exhausting for me as a parent and they’re impacting my kids daily life, so neither are easy for them either…..
What’s your experience been with Autism, ADHD or both? Just looking for some insights. 😀