Mother-Child Bond Takes Stressful Toll When Kid Has ADHD

Interviewed by LiveScience, Story Picked Up by MSN and Today as well
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Since the diagnosis, Williams has immersed herself in those children’s worlds. She edits a group blog of parents with ADHD kids at adhdmomma.blogspot.com and devours books about ADHD, trying to understand her child’s mind.

“He has a really high IQ and he’s really gifted, and he comes home from school and says how stupid he is,” Williams told LiveScience, referring to Luke. “It’s hard to watch your kid struggle … It adds stress and anxiety.”

A new study finds that Williams is far from alone in her sensitivity to her son’s moods and needs. Parents of children with ADHD are more in tune to their child’s behavior than parents with neurotypical children, according to research published in June in the Journal of Family Psychology.

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