What I Wish the World Knew About My Child’s ADHD
ADHD in kids is tough to manage and even tougher to explain. Here, we asked ADDitude readers to share with us the (sometimes exhausting, sometimes inspiring) truths about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that they most wish the neurotypical world would understand and respect. Nearly 450 readers responded; here are some of the most poignant from parents of children with ADHD.
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Excellent article. But the way I see it, we are trying to make them fit into a system that does not suit them. Many with a condition referred to as ADHD, (a misnomer in its own right as it referred to a disorder), have a high level of energy, are intuitive, and creative. Their anger is often shear frustration for not being heard and misunderstood.
As an example, our education systems tend to focus on fixing the things they are not good at, making their non talents look like a weakness. Forcing them to concentrate on something that is not their natural talent is hard work for them and creates friction and lots of it.
On the flip side, the opposite is often true too. Find their passion and they thrive.
Having kids with ADHD is a no doubt a challenge. A challenge that requires a different approach.