Comparing is despairing
I was interviewed by KOMO News Radio host, Jennifer Harriman on the topic, Comparing is Despairing. We discussed the perils and pitfalls of comparing siblings, comparing families, and comparing kids to their parents.
Comparing, although sounding fairly benign, is another form of competition. When we compare two people, someone will come out looking better and someone will look worse. ADHD children do better when they’re recognized for themselves rather than being compared favorably or unfavorably to someone else. Comparisons can be confusing for kids that have vacillating self-esteem as many ADHD kids do, being used to criticism and to being misunderstood and underestimated.
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