Let me first say that this is not a site that claims to be able to cure ADHD or ADD. All the information on this site is intended to help you deal with this issue. There is no miracle cure for Attention Deficit. Dealing with this issue should involve teachers, the school counselor, your parents and your physician.
This is me at my kindergarten graduation. Not a care in the world. I was only five years old but school was already a struggle for me. It would be three years after this picture was taken before my parents and I would discover the cause of my struggle in school. I had ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I guess I had always had it but it was never really an issue until I entered a structured environment that required concentration and focus. Two things that I had trouble doing. I am now 14 years old and in high school. The past 10 years have been a struggle or should I say a challenge but as you will see, ADHD did not and will not defeat me.
From as far back as I can remember, I was taught to never quit and to turn every negative into a positive. I created this website to document what I have gone through and to help others who are going through the same thing. One thing I know for sure is that ADHD is real and if left untreated it can alter your future in unnecessary ways. If you are a parent reading this then I want to say again, it is real. I found that getting help as soon as possible is so important. I have always heard that it is easier to keep up than to catch up. Ignoring the problem won’t help. Punishing your child won’t help. Holding them back a grade will only make it worse. Changing schools does not make the problem go away. Home schooling may help but will give you a whole new set of problems. None of these things deal with the problem. The only way to make the problem better is with a plan. This plan can include medication but it doesn’t always have too. But one thing is for sure. You have to have a plan to treat your ADHD.
As time has gone by I have realized that at least in my case, ADHD has been a blessing and not a curse. My mind wants to multi-task and as I have learned to control this it has become a good thing for me. I now get all A’s and B’s in school. (see my grades below) I plan on going to college to study business. Nothing boring though. My mind is ready for much more than that.