What NOT to Say to the Parent of a Child with ADHD
Despite iron-clad medical evidence to the contrary, ADHD is still considered by many to be nothing more than poor parenting, too much screen time, or a parental excuse for lack of discipline. Not so. If you know someone who is parenting a child with ADHD, here are 10 untruths and misperceptions you just shouldn't repeat.
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As a teacher, parent of grown kids with ADHD and a person who has ADHD, I can tell you that any special considerations given to students with ADHD or other learning disabilities, does not even begin to level the playing field, much less give any advantage over typical students. The curriculum and teaching methods are geared towards ‘typical’ students. Even with help, we struggle through each day, with every assignment. We are often socially awkward. Our disability is usually not discovered for a couple of years. By then we have been labeled, called stupid, told we are lazy and not trying. Although most people with ADHD eventually see the plus side of ADHD, it is both a blessing and a curse.
Number 4, does have some fact to it.