I feel like a dissapointment 😞

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  • #85693

    Jolly
    Participant

    Does anyone feel like dissapointment to there parents? My parents don’t understand me. I’m a 100% sure I have ADHD. I’m undiagnosed though. I don’t know anymore…. My parents think I’m “labelling” myself with a “disorder”. Like.. What the frick!

  • #85696

    nessy
    Participant

    Sorry to hear that. Anyway you can get a referral to get tested? Also, they say ADHD is highly hereditary- so, do either of your parents seem to fit the profile too?

  • #85709

    ADHDmomma
    Keymaster

    Talk to a guidance counselor at school. They could turn out to be a good ally and help facilitate more conversations with your parents about it.

    Penny
    ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

  • #85717

    tanyasatre
    Participant

    Please don’t feel that way, I am sure your parents aren’t disappointed in you and love you, and even if that’s true, please ask a guidance counselor to help you, talk to your teachers, and don’t be worried about labels, personally I think we have become so scared to label people that we fail to find help for people. Sometimes putting a name to a disorder actually brings relief.

  • #85737

    Jolly
    Participant

    Ok, my parent definitely fits the category of over focused ADD. She always loses track of time, she’s always late to work, she’s forgetful, and she hyper focuses on her work like every day. This happens consistently.

  • #85776

    nessy
    Participant

    Someone on these forums mentioned that they listen to Jessica McCabe who has a YouTube channel called How to ADHD. You might find her videos helpful.

  • #85795

    Jolly
    Participant

    Ok thanks!😊

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