Reply To: My parents don't understand ADHD

Penny Williams

This makes me very sad. I’m sorry you have to go through this. ADHD is really tough to understand for those of us who don’t have it. And it’s even tougher for parents in general to throw out their ideas of parenting they’ve known forever and be open to something different.

Try to ask your parents to allow you to study your way for 1-2 weeks and see how it goes. Agree up front that if it isn’t successful, you’ll try something different. Maybe you can get them on board if it’s a trial basis?

And just keep trying to educate them on your brain. Share articles here like and ask them to do the ADHD simulators on

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