What My Son with ADHD Would Like Grown-Ups to Know

Juanita Beaudry

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One mom shares all of the things her son with ADHD hears adults say, and how it inspired her to advocate, and help others understand the challenges it brings.

My mom radar went off. My son always seems happy; nothing seems to get him down. He did not seem happy right now.

“What do you think people say?” I asked, expecting him to shrug and say, “I don’t know.” He said the following instead.

That was not what I expected to hear, and it took all of my strength not to crumble under the weight of my shame. Maybe my happy kid was a little less happy than I’d thought. And I’d been so frustrated with him for not being “normal,” I’d missed it.


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