What Is ADHD? It’s Not Misbehavior, Manipulation, or Permissive Parenting
The manifestations of ADHD — hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention, poor memory — do not reflect willful intent, lax parenting, or low intelligence. This ADHD Awareness Month, let’s dispel with these ADHD myths once and for all.
What ADHD Is and Is NOT
AdHD is firmly lodged in the popular lexicon. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is familiar to educators, parents, and most clinicians. It is also commonly misunderstood and mislabeled.
ADHD Is Not Intentional Misbehavior or Manipulation
Far too many people assume that children and adolescents with ADHD are able to control their behavior —