ADHD Teens and Young Adults
Trying to explain adhd to my mother.
I was diagnosed with adhd (inatintive type) when I was in fith grade. I wasn’t diagnosed before that because I am also gifted or something (even though I really don’t feel like I am). I go to a private school and so I’ve never had a 405 or anything. Im entering high school this year and I really need accomodations. In the last two years I have really struggled acadimacly, but at the same time gotten good grades(in the end). I can not finish a math test on time to save my life, but luckily I had math right before lunch and my teacher let me stay extra and finish, so my grades didn’t really go down. I cn understand the material compleatly and then not be able to understand it at all when i really need to. My grades and understanding are so up & down all the time, it frustrates me so much. I haven’t told my school about my adhd and I couldn’t ask for real accomodations. I’ve talked to my mom about them a couple times in the past year. before that i didnt understand my trouble with school and as afraid to ask for help, so she think my struggles are new. It’s so hard to talk to her, its hard to put my feelings into words at all, but my mom relly can’t understand. I almost started crying the first time I talked to her and before that i didn’t even realize frustrated I was. I really need help in highschool and my teacher probably won’t let me have extra time without an explanation. Please help me. I feel so stuck. Eairler this year I sugguested extra time on math tests and she actually thought that I wanted a better grade, not help. She also said she couldn’t asl for accomodations beause my grades are too good and that would put HER in a weird position. I’m sorry for the bad spelling and disorganized thoughts.
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