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    butterflygarden posted:
    Anyone else have a teen son starting high school this year? I've gone through two girls, but my son has been different from the girls in so many ways. He's also ADHD and his self esteem sometimes flounders.

    I'd love to get some pointers from moms with sons who are or have been navigating the high school waters.

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    MichelleAve responded:
    I have two boys who are only in elementary school, but my nephew (with whom I am very close) just recently started high school. I'm not really sure what kind of "pointers" you are looking for, but I think the best thing you can do for your boy is to be there for him. Let him know you understand what he is going through and that your home is a safe place, and your family is supportive. I know ADHD can sometimes cause children to develop a little slowly in terms of maturity so maybe that's why his self-esteem is out of whack. Let's face it, high school is a hard time for most teens, and there isn't much you can do to change that.


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