Must read for Parents of Children with A.D.H.D.

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Take my hand and come with me, I want to teach you about ADHD.
I need you to know, I want to explain, I have a very different brain.
Sights, sounds, and thoughts collide.
What to do first? I can’t decide.
Please understand I’m not to blame, I just can’t process things the same.

Take my hand and walk with me, Let me show you about ADHD.
I try to behave, I want to be good, But I sometimes forget to do as I should.
Walk with me and wear my shoes, You’ll see its not the way I’d choose.
I do know what I’m supposed to do, But my brain is slow getting the message through.

Take my hand and talk with me, I want to tell you about ADHD.
I rarely think before I talk, I often run when I should walk.
It’s hard to get my school work done, My thoughts are outside having fun.
I never know just where to start, I think with my feelings and see with my heart.

Take my hand and stand by me, I need you to know about ADHD.
It’s hard to explain but I want you to know, I can’t help letting my feelings show.
Sometimes I’m angry, jealous, or sad.
I feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and mad.
I can’t concentrate and I lose all my stuff.
I try really hard but it’s never enough.

Take my hand and learn with me, We need to know more about ADHD.
I worry a lot about getting things wrong, Everything I do takes twice as long.
Everyday is exhausting for me…
Looking through the fog of ADHD.
I’m often so misunderstood, I would change in a heartbeat if I could.

Take my hand and listen to me, I want to share a secret about ADHD.
I want you to know there is more to me.
I’m not defined by it, you see.
I’m sensitive, kind and lots of fun.
I’m blamed for things I haven’t done.
I’m the most loyal friend you’ll ever know, I just need a chance to let it show.

Take my hand and look at me, Just forget about the ADHD.
I have real feelings just like you.
The love in my heart is just as true.
I may have a brain that can never rest, But please understand I’m trying my best.
I want you to know, I need you to see, I’m more than the label,
I am still me!!!!

~Author Unknown