ADHDchildren

A Virtual Hug for Parents

Posted on: September 19, 2010

Do you feel that the day-to-day things that come your way are too much to handle?  Do you feel overwhelmed that what your child used to tolerate now causes trauma in some way?  Those of you who already belong to on-line or in-person groups to share information and support already know you’re not alone.

My purpose in writing this article is to touch your heart with hope and faith.  I want to give you something you can take in now and remember in the tough times.  Something that helps you focus your heart on the vision for your life and your child/ren when life brings challenges.

We are all living in a time that history books will speak of as a changing age.  Past generations experienced challenges of shifting times and had to adapt and find the best solutions possible just as we do today.  They had financial, health, societal and world challenges too.  When it hits home though, it can feel like our world is being shaken up.

If you are a parent of a “spectrum” child which ranges from ADHD to schizophrenia, you are a pioneer and a trail blazer whether you realize it or not.  The age we’re moving into is one in which we must utilize our whole selves – body, mind and spirit.  Your sensitive children have come in ready for this way of living.

It’s true that every child is different and one solution does not work for all.  However, solutions are available and we’re all here to help the children live their best lives possible.  Remember that God never gives us anything we can’t handle and miracles and blessings happen every day!  We just have to expect them and be grateful.

So here are some things I’d like to offer to you as practices to nurture yourself as much as possible and put you in a receptive place to receive miracles and blessings.  You know on airplanes they tell you to put the oxygen mask on yourself first for a very good reason.

  • What kind of life do you want for yourself and your family?  Get very specific about this in all areas of life.  Write it down and read it often.  If you like, call it the vision for your life and create a vision board if you’re into art.  Or you can make it a family project.  You’ll be surprised how inspired ideas and solutions will come your way.
  • Gratitude is the language of the Universe.  Meaning, if we want something good, be grateful for what we have and we will get more for which to be grateful.  I know how difficult this one may seem at times.  However, Norman Cousins cured himself of cancer by watching funny movies and staying in that high happy state.  Make a gratitude list every day and teach this to your children also.  If you think you don’t have the time to write it down, run it in your head when you’re in the shower or as you’re getting ready for bed at night.  Gratitude is essential to your wellbeing!
  • Starting your day with a quieting practice such as meditation, breathing or whatever soothes your Soul is the best gift you will ever give yourself – even if it’s only for 10 minutes.  It’s worth getting up early to do as it will connect your body, mind and spirit and set the tone for a peaceful day.  This really works!
  • Dance – even if it’s only around the house.
  • Exercise releases feel good chemicals in your body.  Even if you only do jumping jacks while you’re waiting for water to boil on the stove, do it!  It will give you a whole new outlook and break the trance of stress.

I think I’ve given you enough things to try for now.  Please leave comments after trying these tips or feedback for others if you already do them.  Remember, we’re all in this together!

Enjoy Infinite Blessings,

Cheryl

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