My daughter’s struggle with ADHD meds helped me let go of “normal”
A slow smile spread across my face when I heard the kind-looking therapist’s words: “Your daughter has ADHD, predominantly inattentive.” A feeling of relief spread like a lightning bolt through my body.
Two months earlier, we’d sat in another therapist’s office. Except then, I’d held back tears as she explained that my daughter’s test scores meant she has dyslexia, an unexpected difficulty learning to read. I understood little about how dyslexia would affect her academic future. I knew you couldn’t cure it, and I wasn’t sure what could help.
But ADHD was different: I knew you could treat it.