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The Teacher is Talking: Teaching Compassion for Kids with ADHD

By Leslie Lindsay   It’s hot.  I am tired.  (Exasperated is more like it).  And I have a child with ADHD.  I don’t want your sympathy, not really.  But I do want to be a better parent. You see, lately I have been cringing at my own words as I hear myself speak to my daughter.  For example, today at Culver’s, she was blowing bubbles into her milk jug, “Look, mom!  Look!”  I glanced over, unimpressed.  “You really need to focus on food,” I told her.  “I am,” she retorted.  (Silent eye roll from me).  She continues to loll about on the booth, squirming, chewing her corn dog as she dangled upside down.  And then I started mimicking her behavior.   Really.  I put on a little show right there at Culvers, shoving my garden burger into my mouth with total lack of manners. I chewed with my mouth open and squirmed about in my seat.  “Is this how we eat?!” I asked her, smiling a bit behind my serious mom-look.  She giggled.  My youngest daughter …