What is it like to grow up with a parent who has ADHD, especially when you don’t have ADHD yourself? A brief essay, below, describes one woman’s experience. I welcome you to share your experience in a comment.
We hear much about parenting children who have ADHD. We hear from parents who have ADHD. Frank South writes Stories From an ADHD Dad. But we hear very little from the child’s point of view, as a child or an adult.
This short essay’s author, Jennie Friedman, writes on her See in ADHD website:
My family has wrestled with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and schizophrenia for generations. Growing up with my entire tribe affected sparked in me the drive to educate others how to embrace our differences so we can just focus on the most important business of loving one another.