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Allison Russo
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This reply was originally posted by user Pdxlaura in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

Yes, definitely tell her. The social and emotional impact of ADHD is the most worrisome as a parent.

Additionally, the one thing that could be a big turn around for her, is trying meds. Read the science. The day my son said to me “mom, my brain isn’t wiggly,” was huge for all of us.

Good luck!