ADHD Families: What Would You Change?

Is there one particularly challenging aspect of your ADHD life? If you could have one wish for the ADHDer in your life, what would it be?

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ADDitude asked, "If you could change one thing in your life right now, what would it be?" From family counseling for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) to financial help, you told us about the change that would mean the most to you and your loved ones.

"Have more friends. I seem to mess up a lot of friendships without meaning to." -Andrea, Pennsylvania

"Have my dad go to a counselor (with me and my mom). Our whole family deals with ADD/ADHD, and my dad has the worst symptoms of all of us." -Niek, Missouri

"That we wouldn’t struggle with money so much. I wish someone had recommended we meet with a financial adviser before my ADD/ADHD partner and I got married." -An ADDitude Reader

"Nothing. If I can manage my ADD/ADHD and bipolar disorder, I can manage anything." -Daymien, Tennessee

"My partner would accept my ADD/ADHD...and know that, when I say the wrong thing, interrupt, or don’t pay attention to her, I am not being rude on purpose." -Dan, Connecticut

"How other people react to my son. I wish I could make them understand what we go through daily. Sometimes your own family can be your child’s worst enemy. Always be your child’s advocate." -Debra, Pennsylvania

"I would love to be able to plan and remember things, instead of just living in the moment all the time and reacting to everything." -M., Illinois

"I would wave a wand over my amazing ADD/ADHD son, and he would instantly know how to make friends." -Fran, New Jersey

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