An older woman has come to terms with her ADHD — and thrived in her career in spite of her challenges — but still wishes her family and friends weren’t so dismissive of the struggles that come with the disorder.
All of my life I believed that I had a learning disability. Finally, after I turned 60, I began hearing about ADHD in adults.
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Despite a rocky childhood, one woman learned to turn her ADHD challenges into ADHD superpowers — and embarked on the nursing career she always dreamed of.
ADHD people are not addicted to media and video games, but rather media and video games work in a way that gives immediate responses which ADHD people need to stay motivated and focused.
1) I’m trying way harder than you’ll ever know even though it doesn’t seem like it to you. I really, truly am.
2) Criticizing me or getting angry at me that my brain doesn’t work better doesn’t help me. It makes me hate myself even more.
3) I’m painfully aware of all the areas that I’m not measuring up. Instead of making a big deal about my shortcomings, try to find ways to help me.
4) An accommodation isn’t the same as enabling. If you help me where I’m genuinely struggling, I’m going to be grateful. Don’t assume that I’m manipulating you.