17 Things Your ADHD Child Would Tell You if He Could:
1) I’m trying way harder than you’ll ever know even though it doesn’t seem like it to you. I really, truly am.
2) Criticizing me or getting angry at me that my brain doesn’t work better doesn’t help me. It makes me hate myself even more.
3) I’m painfully aware of all the areas that I’m not measuring up. Instead of making a big deal about my shortcomings, try to find ways to help me.
4) An accommodation isn’t the same as enabling. If you help me where I’m genuinely struggling, I’m going to be grateful. Don’t assume that I’m manipulating you.
5) I’m not doing this to you; it’s not something I am doing on purpose.
6) If you think it’s hard to live with me, imagine trying to live inside a body that won’t do what you want it to do.
7) My brain doesn’t work right but I don’t know how to tell you that. It makes me angry and unkind, but I’m not trying to be that way.