Perhaps now they'll understand I can't decide Please understand I'm not to blame I just can't process things the same. Take my hand and walk with me Let me show you about ADHD I try to behave, I want to be good But I sometimes forget to do as I should Walk with me and wear my shoes You'll see its not the way I'd choose I do know what I'm supposed to do But my brain is slow getting the message through. Take my hand and talk with me I want to tell you about ADHD I rarely think before I talk I often run when I should walk It's hard to get my school work done My thoughts are outside having fun I never know just where to start I think with my feelings and see with my heart.
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When I first read this poem, it hit every nail on its head. It describes ADHD but it also understands it and acknowledges the person behind the label. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder. There are many causes or contributors to the altered neurodevelopment, including genetics, neurologic such as prenatal exposures, prematurity, brain injuries, etc and certain environmental exposures severe neglect, lead poisoning, etc. Worldwide, ADHD is the third-most-common mental health disorder, after depression and anxiety, affecting an estimated 3.
I have a special place in my heart for my students who struggle with it and I seem to have more patience than most. It amazes me of just how many kids are diagnosed with it. Just ONE at the most. Instead, medication seems to be the answer vs. They are giving kindergarten and 1st graders two 15 minute recess periods in the morning and two in the afternoon. They have tripled recess time. I hope they expand the program to other grades. To let you know what really goes on in the mind of one who has ADD or ADHD, I am also including an incredibly expressive and informative poem which was anonymously penned.
They will serve as a constant reminder to her that she needs to conform- and you won't be wearing any. I have so often heard wow you married a doctor The truth is I will always come second to his job and he will never know how lonely I am for him to put me first. If you can't do that, realizing that your partner may never come around to your side of things, you are not ready to marry this person. I would not fear as much as she does, but that is her reality. When I was a teen, my first boyfriend was a convert and people would comment on that instead of how nice he was to me.