August 20, 2008

Overcoming the diagnoses

Olympic Superstar – Michael Phelps

My son has been diagnosed with ADHD (as well as quite a few other things). Since his diagnosis, my wife has made it her full-time job to overcome the damage of that diagnosis. No, I didn't say to overcome the problems inherent in his medical condition, but to overcome the fallout of the diagnosis itself.

Every step of the way our son has been told that he has certain conditions that make it impossible for him to accomplish what is normal for other kids. Anytime he has to work hard to accomplish something this excuse comes out and is accepted by essentially all of his teachers and other authorities. Of course, this will not be the case when he becomes an adult. There are no excuses at that point.

Another well-known person currently in the news was diagnosed as having ADHD. Michael Phelps, the record-breaking swimmmer who has earned eight gold medals in the Olympics this year, was diagnosed with ADHD when he was young. His mother has written an article about her efforts at overcoming ADHD.

No comments:

Post a Comment

No personal attacks. No profanity.

Please keep your comments in good taste. Leave a name so we know who you are. Your comments are welcome, but anonymous flames and sacrilege will be deleted.