Question for teachers: Do you tell your students you are ADHD? I work with many students who are ADHD and I just want to help them to better understand their struggles. I work with teenagers so they are not always as receptive as I’d like. HA! I just think it’s such a shame that I can’t talk with them honestly and tell them that I DO UNDERSTAND and truly mean it.
I really feel that I could offer them support and really make a difference, but I’m so afraid that it will come back to haunt me through parents thinking I’m not qualified or administrators looking at me differently. This is such a catch 22 because I am in the perfect position to help these kids but am so afraid it will come back and bite me on the butt. Why does ADHD have such a stigma attached to it? It makes me sad and so frustrated. I would really appreciate your thoughts on this…REPORT ABUSE