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Act As If

Written by Diane Dempster. Posted in Relationship, tips-tricks
on 2013-12-10


We all want to be a calm and confident parent, but we don’t always feel that way. Life’s busy-ness, combined with our kids’ erratic behaviors, can make us feel ready to pop. 

So here’s the tip: Act As If. Act as if you’re calm and easy-going. Act as if there’s plenty of time to get it all done. Act as if this wacky, erratic child of yours is going to grow up to be an amazing adult! You’ll be surprised at how that simple shift in approach can open up new possibilities.

Still not convinced? Look at it this way. Act As If is a positive spin on “fake it ‘til you make it.”

Diane Dempster

Diane Dempster

Through ImpactADHD, Diane helps parents access the best resources, training, and coaching so they, too, can find their answers. An experienced leader, an expert in change management, and holder of a wonderful basket of tools, Diane helps clients create deep, sustaining change and open their eyes to life. And no one needs this more than parents of kids with ADHD.

Comments (1)

  • Elizabeth Unpingco


    Sometimes this is possible – others it seems not doable when stress level has gone off the radar. However, I used to dream of being an actress – and have recently begun to develop myself into a professional storyteller/performer/visual artist. So, I will try to remember to practice the next time we are running late for school and have to get homework done. Now, how to get him off that computer …. I have much to learn. Thanks!


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