If they’d known about ADHD when I was little, my Ritalin dosage would've been OFF THE CHARTS!!
It goes without saying; I spent A LOT of time by myself after the teacher moved my desk out into the hallway. ** Silver lining** With all that alone time on my hands, I used my imagination to make the world a more interesting place.
When I was little, people said I had an active imagination. In elementary school, teachers called me a daydreamer. My high school counselor said I needed to learn how to focus and my college professors warned me to buckle down if I wanted to be successful.
Before I knew it, it was time to grow up.
So that's what I did. I grew up, got married and had five kids. I work as a full-time nurse, I'm part of the most fantastic book-club, blog about books with my best friends and spend my days defusing the drama that only a household full of teenagers could bring.
Oh, and I write a bit when I can and now people call me talented.
Moral of my life story: Hug your kids and embrace their differences. Love them for who they are. Someday, the traits you think are struggles might be precisely what they need to make their dreams come true.
Micki lives in small-town Iowa with her husband, kids and a fat Cocker Spaniel named Joey.
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