Monday, February 23, 2009

Perhaps growing up isn't so hard to do after all

My oldest child had a difficult childhood. He was a rambunctious sort, with no impulse control and the ability to dismantle a room in 30 seconds.

It was with good reason that we referred to him as Mr. Destructo when he was a tot.

(Continued at Mid-Century Modern Moms)


Joanna said...

Good for him!

And you rock the jacket.

LceeL said...

This was my comment there:

As a fellow victim of ADHD, I think I can speak to much of what your young man has gone through - and continues to go through. The was a time when things like ADD, ADHD, Asbergers, etc, were referred to as "Late Maturing Brain Disorder". And the clue is in the name - over time, the 'child with all the issues' would eventually straighten out and 'grow up'. Of course, he would also smoke cigarettes and drink coffee (self medicating - but no one knew that, including the grown up child) and the stimulant in those things would settle his mind and he could 'deal' with things better than he did as a child. Well done, Drummer Man. And have yourself assessed by a trained professional. You owe it to yourself.

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