Advice from Kermit the Frog

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - July 15, 2014

Quote of the Week

“As Muppets, our gifts can be offbeat – one of us might be a world-class bog snorkeler, another a masterful boomerang fish thrower- but we all bring something to the table.  Don’t forget to embrace your quirks.” - Kermit the Frog

Advice from Kermit the Frog

How many of us grew up with the Muppets?! They were – all at once – funny, infuriating, bossy, happy, bouncy, sad, insecure, too secure…in other words just like us (though they sang about it!) We loved them for their quirkiness, and they loved each other, as well.  

I had not thought of The Muppet Show as a place of complete acceptance before now, but looking back that’s exactly what it was. And I wonder – what would it have been like in my own home if it had been more like the Muppets, and a bit less like I was in charge? Interesting to ponder…particularly with ADHD in the mix…I was (am) a great mom. But as I’ve aged and watched my children grow into wonderful adults my one regret is that I wasn’t “lighter” with them when they were kids – choosing to have fun at every opportunity simply because we could…just like the Muppets. For those of you who still have younger children at home, now is your chance…

For those in marriages impacted by ADHD

You can find great resources for couples impacted by ADHD at my marriage and ADHD website, including: a free online treatment overview; free downloadable chapters of my books; a community forum with other couples facing similar issues; a large number of blog posts on various topics; referrals; and my very popular ADHD Effect In-Depth Couples' Seminar. This eight-session seminar has helped many couples turn around their relationship, and is given by phone, so anyone may participate.

Adult ADHD can have a huge impact on your relationship. Please take a moment to investigate the information available to you. It can literally change your life!

Link to ADHD and Marriage website

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