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Your child is unique. But your child’s attributes are not. I have grown up with undiagnosed ADD or ADHD. As an adult I had a friend psychologist unofficially diagnose me with adult ADD.
Every child is different and have different tools in there tool box. ADD or ADHD is just another tool in the box that you and your child need to learn how to use. Too many people look at this tool as a problem and as the only tool in a child’s box.
Can it be a problem tool? Definitely! But using or creating other tools to work with ADD or ADHD can produce some great outcomes.
Example. I use lists and calenders to help with my difficulty keeping track of tasks in relation to time and deadlines. I create enviroments were I can complete tasks free of destractions that I know distract me.
These are some tools that help me. I am not perfect. I have strengths and weaknesses like everyone else. But I don’t let them define me.