How often have you heard…
- When I was a child there was no such thing as ADHD.
- ADHD is not a real thing. These children simply need less sugar, less technology and more discipline.
- Parents need to stop blaming their child’s behavior problems on ADHD and start disciplining them.
The statements above represent how several people view ADHD. Some don’t believe it deserves an acronym because some don’t believe it is a disorder, they simply believe it is bad parenting. While I agree that many things can create ADHD like symptoms, ADHD is very real. We are not seeing more children with ADHD, we are seeing a new world that has caused the true symptoms of ADHD to boil over