Mother, writer and lover of superheroes In tight outfits
My name is Kate. When I'm not writing I am busy raising my children and tackling the curve balls of parenthood. My writing is influenced by my current life and past history. I don't shy away from telling it how it is. I love superheroes, villains and chocolate. You can visit me anytime australianmum.com
Receiving an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis for your child can be a shock and a relief at the same time. Unfortunately, the diagnosis does come with a stigma which is just another burden to bear.
We are not looking after these kids. We are turning a blind eye. We are not providing sufficient intervention. The cycle needs to be interrupted well before incarceration occurs. If you look at the current options you will see they are out of touch with this generation.
After I gave birth to my first child I knew my world would change. However, I was very naive to think after a very difficult delivery I would have a few months to recover. My baby will just sleep and eat for a while, won't he? Um. No.
I can only speak from my personal experience having grown up with one parent that has a severe alcohol addiction. Now that I'm older I can put together the puzzle pieces, work out how being the child of an alcoholic has had some impact on the decisions I have made.