Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Here's What ADHD Kids Are & Aren't! by Heather Holter
It's no secret that my 12-year-old son has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He was diagnosed at age 8. I was devastated at the time but I have learned a lot since then. ADHD kids are often misunderstood, but they are a benefit, not a burden! I would like to share with you what ADHD kids are and what they aren't.
ADHD kids aren't:
- out of control
- purposely annoying
- lacking rules
I have heard these things used to describe my son. They simply aren't true. It may appear that way to those who don't know about or understand his disorder.
What ADHD kids are:
- challenged by simple tasks
- smarter than average
- easily entertained
Some of these traits are very beneficial! Society needs to see these kids as an asset instead of a burden. Many ADHD kids grow up to do great things! Pablo Picasso, Michael Phelps, Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, Steve Jobs and many others have ADHD. Let's all start viewing these kids by what they can do instead of what they can't, because if we build them up they will do great things!
I can't wait to see what mine does! He amazes me every day!