Q: “I’m currently in all advanced classes, but I still struggle with remembering due dates, procrastinating, zoning out when my mind wanders, and losing points due to silly mistakes.
Whenever I bring up my ADHD-related behaviors (forgetfulness, fidgeting, constant daydreaming, losing interest in personal projects when the novelty wears off, being contrary, etc.), my parents act like I’m exaggerating.
They say, I need to ‘try harder’ and ‘just be less lazy.’ How can I get my parents to take my concerns seriously? Can I speak to a psychologist without them?” — FrustratedSeekerofUnderstandingHi FrustratedSeekerofUnderstanding:It’s disheartening when your parents don’t take your concerns seriously.Read more on additudemag.com