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In My Brain Today: I hate my kid…apparently

By Leslie Lindsay It ain’t easy raising kids (or being green).  And just this morning I was reminded why: apparently I hate my daughter.  Yep.  It’s been coming out lately–the snarkiness and sassy-ness–and this isn’t the first time she she shouted, “You HATE me!”  Nope.  I have heard it before.  She’s only six and so I worry what her teenage years will be like.  I think she should have a hormone-ectomy right now before it gets too unbearable. It hit me hard this morning when she declared my detest for her.  Because, really truth-be-told, I really did feel some visceral hatread towards by first-born.  So, I cringed and felt a deep plumeting deep down in the pit of my stomach.  Yes, I hated the fact that I had to deal with a child with ADHD at 8 in the morning.  Yes, I hated that I yelled and wiped the dog slobber off her face a little too forcefully.  Yes, I hated the way she looked at me and stalked off to her hiding place (the …