Thank you to readers who entered The ADHD Explosion book giveaway contest! I am showcasing all 20 comments here, and will announce the winner at the end of this post. With any luck, people who tend to repeat these “annoying things people say about ADHD” might learn how annoying they are—and stop!
The most wrong-headed but oft-repeated opinion about ADHD is that a kid diagnosed with it has an intelligence deficit and never go to college. Both my ADHD sons completed college and one has his doctorate!
2. Dr Charles Parker:
With an interesting endorsement like that I confess I can’t wait to read it! The most wrong headed statement: “ADHD does not exist because none of my clients are hyperactive.” Seriously – Duh!
Probably one of the things that surprises me the most is that some people think that people with ADHD can NEVER sit and focus on any one task for a large quantity of time. This is totally untrue. If it is a task that they have a interest in, they can actually hyper focus for long periods of time. My daughter will sit and draw for hours, but if she has to do a math problem she can’t stay still and focused for more then a couple minutes. Read the rest of this entry »