Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW
The old saying goes
; there are two things in life
you can't avoid: death and taxes.
We know that
throughout our lives, we'll
experience one crisis or another. Death of a loved one, divorce,
illness, financial hardships, major disappointments- there's no
escaping the realities of life. When these strike, typically family
and friends are there to support us through rough times and we get
through these difficulties as best we can and hopefully, move
But what about the minor things
in life that throw
us completely off track? Most people seem to recover quickly from
these tiny stumbles through life. Perhaps you didn't get the raise
you'd hoped for. Or maybe you're not getting along with a friend.
We face these minor disappointments and transitions almost on a
daily basis. However, those of us with ADHD, seem to have a much
tougher time when our life patterns or routines shift. Children,
especially, can have complete meltdowns over seemingly minor
changes in their lives. Watch out if his favorite TV show goes off
the air, or if you bring home a different brand of breakfast
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