Hello, my name is Lucy and I am the mom of two handsome boys ages 4 and 10. My 10 year old was diagnosed with ADHD by 2nd grade. He struggles with task completion and social skills. In the beginning we didn't know how to cope with his inability to be the "perfect" student. We would ground him for weeks and it just seemed like he would be 50 years old before he wouldn't be grounded anymore. Then I did a little research and eventually we became better parents and educated ourselves on how to start a behavior plan, monitor his progress, and take things day by day. Every year I feel anxious because some years some teachers act as though nothing is wrong, where others make him out to be the worst case of ADHD they have ever seen. It hurts me to say I feel ashamed and embarrassed teachers have to deal with my imperfect child because both my husband and I were model students. Then I try to focus on being the best parent for my child because that's what he needs. I think moving forward being in this group will help me cope tremendously and give me the right people to vent to. My husband is great but it will be nice being able to talk with other moms who go through the struggle everyday. Can't wait to get to know more of you!