Not Ditzy. Not Lazy. And Definitely Not Dumb.
Girls with ADHD are called many things before they ever receive an accurate diagnosis. Here is everything you need to know about ADHD in girls and women, so you – or your daughter – don’t slip through the cracks.
Expectations of Wives and Mothers
Women are taught to be "pleasers," and often put unrealistic demands on themselves as they try to balance family and a career. When women with ADHD marry and have kids, many feel shame. Society expects tremendous feats of memory and organization from moms, from keeping track of critical facts about teachers to organizing meals and schedules. Without treatment or help, many women feel inept.