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.
Remember, “Kids do well if they can,” says Ross Greene, author of “The Explosive Child” (which you should read – changed our lives).
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism