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Re: ADD, rage and cross cultural parenting

Re: ADD, rage and cross cultural parenting2012-09-03T02:56:25+00:00

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QUOTE : “Can a kid have ADD and be a straight-A student with practically no support from the parent in terms of organizing and helping with homework? She takes care of all of her schoolwork with very little intervention from me. Most of her friend’s parents are more involved in helping their kids stay on top of their homework than I am. She is also involved in an extracurricular activity that at times takes up 20-30 hours a week, so she has to multi-task. She is extremely responsible.”

Sounds exactly like my daughter except for a very occasional B+. She is on the speech and debate teams. We started to see the first signs of issues at school last year. Although if we had been more informed, it might have been earlier. If I hadn’t been diagnosed myself and spent a lot of time researching ADHD, I would never have known what to look for. From what I read many girls can fool themselves and everybody else until things get too much for them in college. By that time, they can have a lot of other issue too.