What do I Need to do ?

The pills that you might be taking are not magic. They do not make your ADHD go away. They just make it easier for you to work on it. There are many things you can do to help with your ADHD and there are many things that your Mom and Dad and your teacher can help you with. The first thing everyone needs to do is exactly what you are doing right now. That is learning about ADHD and yourself. When your parents and family as well as your teachers know about ADHD it will be easier for them to understand you and how they can help you.

Talking to your parents, teachers and your doctors about how you feel is a good thing. They need to know when you get frustrated and what helps you to calm down. It also helps if they know what kinds of things distract you. Is it easier for you to work when you are in a quiet room or do you work better if you have music on at the same time?

We know that having a routine, or doing the same thing at the same time every day can be very helpful for ADHD kids. You may not think this will be much fun, but working with and listening to your parents and teachers may be the best thing that you can do. They really do want to help and the more that you can teach them about yourself and ADHD the better they will be able to do this. Everyone needs to work as a team to figure out solutions. The good thing is that you get to be part of the team too!