Jul 1, 2021
Should I tell
my child he or she has ADHD?
You asked; I answered.
This question frequently plagues parents of children with
ADHD. We worry about labeling our kids, how others will treat our
ADHD kids, if the label makes life harder, if our child will not
overcome it, and on the anxiety spiral spins.
Here's what I do know as an adult who has ADHD, was not
diagnosed until adulthood, and didn't have the knowledge.
Do I wish someone would have told me I have ADHD?
What will you child attribute their differences to if they
don't know they have ADHD?
And if you do tell your child they have ADHD, what does that
conversation look like?
Here's some quick thoughts on this hefty question.