19 days ago
Getting family to understand your Childs disability
We are staying at the parents-in-laws place for 3 weeks waiting for our new home to be ready. Our little girl is 7 and has ADHD and anxiety and is really struggling staying there. She's trying her best but it's really hard for her so her frustration tolerance is at an all time low as is her ability to control her emotions. The in-laws have started saying comments like "you just need to teach her to behave!" And other such useful comments as that. My little girl has picked up on it and sadly says "I don't try to be bad. I'm trying to be good" and we know she is but the in-laws don't get it. I've tried to explain to then so many times about what ADHD actually os and what our little girl needs from us, but it's really starting to get to me too and one more horrifically mis-informed comment that does more damage than good I'm going to lose my mind.