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

Definitely explain to him what ADHD is and how it makes him different.

This article will help you: http://www.additude.com/adhd/article/10117.html.

The knowledge will likely be a relief to him.

Here’s more on raising teens with ADHD:
http://www.additude.com/adhd/article/5310.html
http://www.additude.com/adhd/article/8663.html

Remember, “Kids do well if they can,” says Ross Greene, author of “The Explosive Child” (which you should read – changed our lives).

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism