Talk with Other Parents
Share your child's ADHD with other parents
The new school year brings new chances to talk with other parents at drop-off and pick-up, playdates, back-to-school night, and other events. How much should you say about your child's ADHD diagnosis? This is a personal choice, which you might base on your ease in discussing such matters, your child's wishes, and your sense of how the information might be received.
In general, it's likely that you'll find the other parents to be supportive. If you share your struggles, you are inviting other parents of children with dyslexia or ADHD to share with you—and to lean on you, as well. If your child knows that you believe in speaking openly, he is less likely to feel that he is bearing a shameful secret.