Re: HELP!!12 yr son - ADHD - no respect, never thinks about what he does
Having ADHD has nothing to do with a childs intelligence. Most ADHD'ers are of above average intelligence. People have this preconceived notion that these children are somehow not as smart as everyone else. It makes me so angry when I hear this. Yes, they have learning difficulties. They just have to be taught in a different way. They learn differently. Perhaps that is what makes most of them geniuses.
If your son is diagnosed as ADHD, you need to realize this doesn't mean he is not still the same intelligent boy you have always known. It does mean that you are going to have to become his advocate to make sure he gets the extra help he needs. Find out how he learns, make sure they develop an IEP,Individualized Education Plan, and then make sure it is carried out.
Good luck with your son. These children can be a handful to raise, but they are very special.
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