This is Day 15 of a 31-Day Series called Bear in Mind: Cubisms.
October is ADHD Awareness Month. If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you’ve read plenty of posts about Cub 1. He was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of six before going into the first grade. We have struggled at times with parenting him and in helping him to manage himself at school and at home. As he has gotten older, Cub 1 has become a great manager of his own condition (as he likes to call it). As a matter of fact, his favorite phrase is “…you know, I have a condition…” and he tries to use it as his excuse for any and everything when he is at fault. In addition to his ADHD “condition”, there’s his anxiety condition, his vision condition, his fear of spiders condition, his claustrophobia condition, his need to exercise condition, his inability to tolerate loud noises condition (only when it comes to his cub siblings), and I’m sure there’s more! It’s become the running joke around our house.
Seriously though, if you have parented or are parenting a cub that doesn’t fit nicely into the cookie cutter world of public school, it is extremely important for you to speak up for them. You are their best advocate!
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.”Proverbs 31:8 NLT