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Enter to Win

To win one of three ADHD gift baskets featuring reader-recommended products (a $30 value), use the Comments section below to tell us: What do you wish the world knew about ADHD?

Deadline

Wednesday, October 31, at 11:59 pm EST.

Rules

Only Comments posted with a valid email address will be considered valid entries. One entry per household per day. The editors of ADDitude will select one winner at random and notify the winner via email on Friday, November 2.
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Updated on October 24, 2018

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  1. I wish the world knew that people with ADHD need a little support and understanding sometimes, and that getting on their case about things that are on the characteristics of ADHD isn’t really going to make things better. And communicating in this way will actually help in their interactions with all people in the end.

  2. I wish the world knew to provide more empathy versus condemnation. Hidden disabilities are disabilities nonetheless. As a parent it is a constant struggle to determine what is ADHD and what is Bad Behavior. Resources are limited where our children need it most. And please, please please stop calling yourself flippantly “I”m ADHD” because you have a bad day. This is a real disability with real challenges so don’t diminish and minimize them.

    Finally, More research needs to be done on this. My children, both diagnosed ADHD, have varying degrees of their ADHD symptoms. They are alike and different at the same time.

    If you or anyone you know has ADHD above all else, show some understanding.

  3. I wish the world knew that people with ADHD are still human. We have feelings, needs, wants, and dreams just like you. We aren’t contagious nor are we slow, stupid, illogical, or unlovable.

  4. I wish the world knew that children AND adults with ADHD have MANY strengths and talents! It’s easy sometimes, when we are overwhelmed, to focus on all of our child’s weaknesses, or the things that make us crazy. Learning to focus on our children’s strengths, the things they do well, and the things they are really good at, can help us as parents be more understanding when they need extra help on other things AND can make our children feel awesome, valued, and accomplished!

  5. I wish the world knew that, no, EVERYONE doesn’t suffer with the same things in the same way. I wish the world knew NOT to dismiss us as someone who just doesn’t try hard enough, or is overwhelmingly negative, or insensitive for being blunt. I wish the world knew that some days it takes maxiumum effort to do what others might see/judge as haphazardly completed. Also, that I am three times as hard on myself as anyone could be to me.

  6. I wish people could understand that just because we procrastinate at times, it doesn’t mean we’re lazy! Most of the time we’re trying to do too many things at once!

  7. I wish the world could see my 5-year-old’s huge heart instead of only seeing his impulsivity and the struggle it is for him to understand why his body and brain do not always cooperate.

  8. I want people to know that we ADHDers are just as lovable as we are difficult, just as dynamic as we are stuck. Like anyone, we respond best to kind attempts at relating to us and understanding the challenges we face because of the way our brains work.

  9. I want the world to know that my son’s ADHD isn’t from a lack of discipline at home and school. He feels left out at times and knows that he is different from the other kids in some aspects but I have taught him it doesn’t make him any less of a person. And that medicating our child is for the best for him!

  10. I wish people knew that ADHD doesn’t always look the same. That not everyone is hyperactive and children with a high IQ can compensate until the work gets too hard (in high school or college). That medication helps but it’s not magic! We still struggle with daily tasks (time management for me specifically), but we’re trying.

  11. Having ADHD and parenting young children who are fun loving, sensitive and messy creates internal chaos because in the outside you’re smiling and overwhelmed by love but on the inside you’re crying and angry because you dont have control of the mess or chaos you are surrounded by. It’s an exhausting battle inside yourself every minute of every day to remain calm and not let it out and not let it affect your entire day.

  12. I wish people knew that my son is kind, caring, compassionate and has a heart of gold. He should not be defined by his ADHD because he is a real person underneath it all. ADHD is a daily challenge in our house but I know that with patience and understanding, we can get through another day.

  13. I wish people knew what the schools really could do to help your children. What it takes to get a 504 plan or an IEP for an ADHD student and how to appropriately advocate for our children that have ADHD. I would love for the world to know that every year we have to remind the teachers that our children have a 504 plan that they are not following. That it is up to us as a parent or the student to remind the parent to be sure that they get what is recommended for them in the 504 plans. ADHD students are so often overlooked because it’s not always a visible disability. I wish there were more community programs for parents and children to share information with ADHD.

  14. I wish the world could understand that without “A typical” thinkers we would not have many of the creative minds who have shaped every aspect of human culture. We would not have the artists, musicians and global leaders who have learned to harness their talent’s to make exceptional changes to the world. People who have been diagnosed with ADD and ADHD are generally very intelligent. They may never “fit the mold” but that is not a reason to stifle a creative and wonderful mind.

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