Reply To: My parents don't understand ADHD

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punkisntjunk
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My stepmom and I both have ADD. She always says I don’t have that problem and I have ADD when I talk about my issues with memory and my anger issues. As well as the fact where she can’t do anything with any sort of distraction or noise whereas I can’t sit and watch/listen to tv or school without doing something with my hands and/or listening to music. Because of this difference she gets upset with me when I tell her I need these things when I am doing school work,listening to a lecture or I forget to do something or events and things she tells me.
I try to explain to her that we are different and we don’t have the same brain so things we do are different. She is beyond reasoning with. What should I do?