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Old 04-21-10, 12:10 PM
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Re: Dealing with grief and ADHD

I feel that most of us with children with ADHD spend a great deal of time in the denial stage and then in the bargaining stage. We want ADHD to be a diet problem, a teacher problem, a friend problem, an environmental problem. This is of course complicated by the fact that all those things can play some role in ADHD but it is generally a supportive role.

We then bargain in all sorts of ways. We become the best parents, role models and citizens that we can be in the hopes that this will somehow change the course of this disease.

Acceptance is a God sent when it comes but you are so right. The path there is slow and step dependent. We must all deal with each of Kubler-Ross's grief stages before we can arrive at at place where we can begin to hellp our children.

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