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Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC is the co-founder and CEO of ImpactADHD.com, a global company dedicated to training and coaching parents of children with ADHD. Elaine serves on the national Board of Directors of CHADD and presents regularly on parent management of ADHD children at national conferences. She is an expert for the Making Moments education campaign, a Huffington Post author, and the mother in an ADHD Family of 5.

I walked into the kitchen for a quick break, recently, and my 13 year-old son looked up from his homework with sad, puppy-dog eyes. I suggested a fresh air break, even offered to go for a walk. Much to my surprise, he took me up on it! I guess it was time for a longer break than anticipated. When a spontaneous opportunity to date my kids magically appears, far be it from me to miss out!
For years, my son was a tad-bit on the moody side. It was almost as if his moods were always simmering, and you never knew when the pot would escalate to a rapid boil!  This is the same child who threw an all-out tantrum because we asked him to stop whining. A classic blame-thrower, he insisted: “Dad yelled at me! And besides, my throat is just scratchy.” Hmmm, sounded like whining on this end. But things are MUCH better now that my husband and I learned how to manage our son’s emotional intensity with more finesse.
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