Reply To: 12 yr old son issues help

Penny Williams

Sounds like curiosity to me. Yes, that can be dangerous, especially when he’s left to explore on his own. Take this interest and nurture the science and curiosity aspects of it. When you’re involved, you can explain the dangers of what he’s exploring and all the safety protocols to consider and put in place.

His curiosity and exploration can serve him very well in life if it isn’t extinguished.

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