I don't even know where to begin. My daugher is 15. When she was little she was very early with everything, very smart and funny and everyone liked her. The problems started when she was 11.
She never liked school and at that time she got a physical problem which she used as an excuse for not going to school. First they were very understanding, said that she would easily catch up, but time passed and she did not get better. We tried by all means to get her to school. When she started high school it became easier to make her go there, but after a while we were told that she just hang around in school and did not go to the lessons.The following years have been a constant misery. We were announced to the social authorities and almost lost custody of her because she did not go to school.
When she went to school she never knew where her lessons were, never had the right books, never had done her homework, and all teachers told her how lazy and hopeless she was. She sometimes got very upset, cried and screamed, and we were told she was probably on drugs because of her moody behaviour.
When I read about ADD I suddenly saw her in a different light and I thought "this is her". At last I
managed to get an evaluation with a psychologist team