What’s Good about ADHD?

There are some pretty inspiring words in today’s guest post. You know what? Kree’s right – there’s a major upside to ADHD.

I’m looking forward to hearing some comments on this one! Do you have ADHD Superpowers? Don’t forget to also check out the discussion on my Facebook page

~ jeff

Hi my name is Kree. Sometimes people who know and care about people who have ADHD are a bit overprotective of those of us who have it. Sometimes, our behavior gets us in trouble.

When I was younger, I was a bit hyper in class. (Can anyone relate?) The teacher asked me to be quieter.

My friend, who sat next to me told the teacher that I had ADHD and it was hard for me to control my volume. I appreciated that my friend cared and wanted to help me, but I wanted to tell the teacher that I was sorry and that sometimes I have trouble not talking. I didn’t want to blame it on my ADHD- for me, that’s an excuse. It may be harder with ADHD, but it’s not impossible for me.

It’s nice when friends care, but I feel that I don’t need the excuse. ADHD kids are just as capable as kids who don’t have it. We just have a harder time. Sometimes we need a hero, but not all the time. We are different yet awesome.

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ADHD should not be treated like a disability or an excuse. It should be considered a superpower. We are born different to show it’s OK to be different.

So What’s Good About ADHD?

I am proud because not only is it more challenging having ADHD, it’s also fun. Some people can’t understand that, so sometimes we get picked on. I love to be different and no one can change that. It’s what makes us great.

I go to a school filled to the brim with kids with ADHD. I think that ADHD is life trying to offer us a challenge, because we need it. Working through my challenges, helps me grow to become a more compassionate person.

To  my friend, I would like to say thank you for trying to help me, but I am ok on my own.

~ Kree
A Student at Bridges Middle School

BridgesMiddleSchool logoBridges Middle School is an independent nonprofit school in Portland, Oregon that provides a highly creative and focused school setting for 5th – 8th grade students with learning differences.

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