boomerang, I have very bad ADD or now what they call ADHD. I and my condition was neglected and I turned out fine. I am a hard worker, concietious and smart and I think I have a good personality I just can't spell.
The only bad thing that happened was that I am a bit of an under acheiver but that is only because the people around me when I was a kid did not have a mom like you or teachers that cared. Just make sure Mo is not ignored by "professinals" collecting a paycheck for nothing. AND DON'T PUT MO ON DRUGS.
ADD means nothing really in fact I think it can be a gift if it is directed and handeld by a loving parent. Alot of famous artist and millionairs have ADD. In alot of ways people with ADD blow other people out of the water. It is when you look at ADD as somthing wrong with somebody instead of them just being different that it becomes a problem.
I totally agree. If ADD/ADHD existed in my youth, I would have been diagnosed full blast.
The schools telling my son that he had a disability simply gave my son an excuse for not doing things. It would be "but mom, I have ADHD and the schools tell me that my disorder is why I can't do some things". Then I would say "funny, you were able to do these things before they told you that you had ADHD". He says "well then, it must be getting worse".
By telling my son he had a disorder, they handicapped him and then I really had my hands full because he had an excuse for not doing things he did before. He even stopped doing his homework and they wanted to know why I couldn't make him do it.
I suppose he would have done it if I held a gun to his head or tortured him in some way, but I kinda love my boy, so I was out of options.
Einstein was ADHD.