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Penny Williams
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It’s tough to break strong cultural beliefs. All you can do is be honest with them. And then you have to do what you need to in order to take care of you.

I hate that ADHD is classified as a mental health disorder. It’s a physiological difference in neurology. Maybe that’s a way to help your parents accept it?

So sorry that you’re in this situation. Try to stay positive and take care of yourself.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism