Children who exhibit ADHD tendencies are really difficult to manage in a mainstream environment and also find it really difficult to manage in a mainstream environment. They appear to be disruptive, talkative, fidgety, inattentive - all leading to frustration for the teacher.
But what about the child. How do they feel? Is it hard to manage their own ADHDness?
I came across this report which outlines some of the feelings children with ADHD have and it really hits home when you read some of the personal views that young people with ADHD express
'I never want to tell a girlfriend that I have ADHD'
“I buy a pen and lose it on the day I buy it and sometimes I forget my books.” Ben, age 13
“With ADHD sometimes you can make friends easier, but you can’t keep them – you lose them the next day. You can’t concentrate and people don’t want to be friends with people who can’t remember anything. You get too hyper and they like you for that, but the next day they think its lame. They think you’re weird.” Richard, age 11