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Hello! I dug out this interesting old post & found it relevant to my latest questionings. Now almost five years later, do the experts know anything more? My 25 year old daughter told me last night that she has decided not to have any children because she doesn’t want to pass on the ADHD gene. She is sheer exhausted simply by trying to live up to everyone else’s normal level of functioning at work. I was recently diagnosed last year so I wonder if I would’ve reconsidered having kids? (2 of my 5 have it) I don’t know. Then again, life is a gamble and perhaps we can successfully treat ADHD? I know educators are becoming aware lately but we have a long way to go still. There are other genetic problems we can pass on unknowingly so I guess I shouldn’t feel bad. My sister found out a few years ago that she had the CF gene, passed it to her daughter and now her grandchild has it. She did not see this coming! Please try not to judge too harshly, but no matter how careful you are in life, there are always surprises awaiting. We have to do the best we can with what we have, and hopefully in the end, it will all make sense. Embrace neurodiversity!!!