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“Q: Why Does Fear of Failure Cripple My Teen with ADHD?”

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Q: “I don’t know if it’s related to ADHD or just my teen’s personality, but he simply cannot lose. He has to be perfect in everything, or else he has a meltdown.

When he struggles with anything, he often reacts by wishing that he could be someone else, because ‘everyone else gets everything right’ while he’s ‘failing.’ How can I help him overcome his fear of failure?”A: It’s normal to want to get things right and avoid making mistakes.

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