Why my son’s ADHD makes remote school a daily struggle — and how to ease the pain

Published by Yahoo Sport
Written by: Kamilah Newton

Between remote learning and working from home, every parent I know is struggling now more than ever to maintain a semblance of normalcy — or, if you’re like me, sanity. While on some days I do feel equipped to help my 6-year-old son with his second grade assignments, most days lately, between his work and mine, feel insurmountable.

That’s especially true because my son has ADHD — attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — which makes the realities that are already hard for absolutely everyone seem even harder.

A quick peek into my reality: breakfasts reheated six times over, and sometimes no full meal before 2 p.m., despite breastfeeding my 6-month-old daughter throughout the day. Once-normal household happenings — a package delivery, for example, which wakes the dog and then the infant — are now major nuisances and distractions. And sleep has been elusive, to say the least. Most days I have my partner to lean on, but even he is working two jobs amid the growing pandemic. Click here to read the rest of the story

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