Exhausted Mom Opens Up About What It’s Really Like To Raise A Child With ADHD

What’s A-Parent is a series highlighting those who get real about the hardships that come with raising kids. These often untold stories help show parents they are not alone in their struggle, and are doing an amazing job.

Kids sometimes throw tantrums. It’s what they do. They’re still learning to process their emotions and all the information they’re taking in, which can be overwhelming, especially if they don’t yet have the tools to articulate what they need. Sometimes, they lash out and make their negative feelings known in public places. We’ve all seen a meltdown or four in the grocery store before. And, while it can easy to judge the tantrum-throwing child’s parents, this mom makes an excellent point why you should think twice before doing so.

than most — and that’s exactly what Myers was in for during her recent visit to Walmart.

Myers shared what happened that day in a brutally honest Facebook post, which now has more than 150,000 shares and over 500,000 likes. In it, she revealed what it’s really like to raise a child who’s struggling with ADHD. While she waited on line, Sophie did headstands in the cart and whined incessantly about a bag of chips she wanted.

“She’s relentless. I know this. I live with it,” Myers wrote. “Her ADHD and obsessive little heart gets on these subjects of things she finds unjust and wrong and it doesn’t stop until she eventually falls asleep or something very dramatic happens to snatch the attention off the obsessed about subject.”