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The purpose of this qualitative research project is to examine the impact of maternal ADHD symptoms on managing the responsibilities related to parent-ing. The primary researcher conducted three interviews with mothers who exhibit ADHD symptoms in order to gain insight into their perceived difficulties related to the disorder. Analysis of the data indicates these mothers have diffi-culty completing tasks, are disorganized, and are easily overwhelmed with the responsibilities of parenting resulting in difficulty managing their own behavior and being consistent in disciplining their children. Due to these areas of defi-ciency, it is suggested the presence of maternal ADHD symptoms results in less than optimal parenting behaviors, which could result in negative out-comes for children.

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Solmonson, L. L., & Stewart, T. (2013). The Impact of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms on Maternal Parenting Behaviors, Michigan Journal of Counseling, 40(1), 14-26. doi:10.22237/mijoc/1370044920





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