ADHD Awareness Week: Fact Five

ADHD Awareness Week is October 14 – 20, 2012.  We were chosen to parent a child with ADHD, so this week is all about awareness and giving you a peek into our world.  There are seven facts listed on the ADHD Awareness Week web page that I thought I would share this week – one each day.  Here’s fact five:

Fact #5: ADHD is not benign.

ADHD is not going away, and ignoring it does not make it better.  Children with untreated ADHD turn into adults with untreated ADHD. Children with ADHD struggle to be successful in school, and they turn into adults who struggle to meet the demands of their jobs. Even if you’re not a fan of medication, there are many other ways to treat ADHD (another fact coming up on Saturday). Don’t ignore it.

Peace and Blessings!

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2 thoughts on “ADHD Awareness Week: Fact Five

  1. Doris says:

    Renee, I remember the beginning of your ADHD journey with Cub 1. And I remember sharing with you my experiences with ADHD kids and especially my most remembered parent advocate who was instrumental in getting lots of things changed in FCPS. She and I fought for her child and because of that things were changed for lots of children. You too are an advocate for your child and because of your love and support he will succeed. There will be DOWNS but thank God with parents like you and Rev. his UPS will always outweigh his DOWNS. It’s not easy being the parent of an ADHD child but you have learned how to know what works. I admire your dedication. There are so many parents who are uncooperative and do nothing and their child, family, teachers, and class suffers the consequences because the parent(s) refuse to acknowledge there IS A PROBLEM. You realized early in his life and started addressing the problem. Congrats you are an awesome parent!!!!

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