ADDitude Poll: Reactions to Your 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.”

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