Nice to meet you all! For some time I was doubting to post something because my native language isn’t English. Now, I finally have the courage so I would like to tell you my life (a short part ). I could also use some advice, but that is at the end of my post!
I’m a 16 year old girl and I am known as the kid with all this potential, like most of you, I think. My grades dropped once in a while but overall they were good. I always participated at contests about logical thinking and math in my country. The results were better than those of my classmates.
What people, or especially my teachers, thought was strange about me was that my grades of math weren’t as good as should be if you are good at those contests. They began saying I was lazy and should start stuying but didn’t believe me when I said I already did everything I could.
I started searching a reason why I couldn’t use “all that potential” and found How to ADHD. All the symptoms were normal to me, but when I talked about it with some of my friends, I realized they weren’t.
Luckily I have understanding parents. My father didn’t understand me, but wants me to be happy. And my mother realised she knows the feelings. Because my older brother also copes with the hyperactive ADHD and autism and was diagnosed at a young age, it was easier for me to say I wanted to get tested. My father didn’t like it, he thought everything was fine with me, but because I wanted it so hard, he let me do it.
About a week ago I received my test results: I have the combined type of ADHD and mild autism. I’m happy to finally have an explanation and an option to do something about it.
Now the part where I need advice:
I’ve always been a problem at my school, I never felt good or accepted and because of my impulsivity said some things I better did not. My teachers already did a lot for me and most of them really did their best. I don’t want to disturb them all the time.
Should I tell them I have ADHD or should I just try to do it this way?