Creative Ways to Communicate
From an InsideADHD.org subscriber
My 14-year-old son is definitely an introvert. He has never been the type to ‘open up’ to me and discuss the things in his life or how he’s feeling. Sometimes it can be a real challenge to understand the things he is going through. It’s even harder to find a way for me to tell him things, such as reminding him of his chores and other household responsibilities. Maybe he’s just being a typical teenager, but everytime I’d tell him to do something, it would just escape out the other ear!
My son and I found a creative way to communicate. Every morning, I send my son a quick text message on his cell phone, with gentle reminders of the things he needs to do:
‘Remember to turn in your permission slip for the field trip.’
‘Bring home your gym clothes to wash’
This way, it’s always stored in his phone, and he won’t forget. So much of living with ADHD is to constantly keep trying things until you find something that works.
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