ADDitude Poll: Reactions to Your Child's ADHD Diagnosis

Which reaction to your child's ADD/ADHD diagnosis do you find most irritating or hurtful?

Which reaction to an ADD/ADHD diagnosis do you find most irritating or hurtful?
The Skeptic: "ADD is just an excuse for bad parenting."
The Crusader: "Ritalin is kiddie cocaine. I would never give meds to my child."
The Joker: "I wish I had ADD. At least then I'd have an excuse for my behavior."
The Ostrich: "There's nothing wrong with that child that a good spanking won't solve."
The Voice of Doom: "People who have ADD never amount to anything."

TAGS: Diagnosing Children with ADHD

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