Hi, I’m Deb.
In my family, we like to laugh. We’re a typical family: Husband, wife and two kids. Giant dog who takes up the majority of the bed. Two working parents, both sons involved in sports, yet a family of four who has learned to roll with the punches when necessary.
That’s because we navigate the uncharted waters of ADHD and Anxiety, some OCD, Tourette Syndrome and other struggles. Pretty sure we have it all covered. We’re a pizza with all the toppings. Because a plain, cheese pizza is boring.
Nine years ago, I was a mom of two staring at a doctor who bluntly told me ‘Your son has ADHD. And something called Tourette Syndrome. Read this book and continue to live your life.‘ I walked to my car trying to make sense of it all and thought, ‘That’s it?‘
Yep, that was it. Cue the endless Google searches which did nothing more than confuse me with medical terms I didn’t understand. I began reading books and writing my thoughts in a journal, and getting second opinions. At the same time, my husband and I were trying to understand why wearing jeans would result in our youngest screaming before school and haircuts or hot showers were painful experiences which ended in tears.
Many years and 4 diagnoses later, (including my other son and a revelation about my husband’s puzzling reactions of his own that added stress to the marriage…Hint: ADHD!) we have managed to turn our family from chaos to calm. Okay, not the calm you hear in church, but we’re happy-calm.
You can be, too.
Keep watching for Earlybird enrollment for my E-course Roadmap to Reducing the ADHD Chaos. It launches later this month!