The stigma that children with ADHD face daily for not quite fitting into the standards of learning is often much worse than coping with the symptoms of ADHD. Children with ADHD are often seen as difficult kids who won’t sit still or do what they are told. They often internalize their parents and teachers’ frustrations and believe that they are stupid or bad.
As a parent of a child with ADHD, there is so much that you can do to support your child, celebrate their unique way of learning, and destigmatize ADHD. We highly recommend reading this article, “What Is Wrong With Me?” ADHD Truths I Wish I Knew As a Kid from ADDitude Magazine. It highlights 10 beliefs that children with ADHD often struggle with and it is a great resource for parents on areas they can speak truth to and encourage a child with ADHD.
At Woodburn Pediatrics, we specialize in treating children with ADHD. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today.