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When Relatives Don’t Accept ADHD: Stories of Family Drama & Holiday Stress

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Do you feel your children with ADHD are understood and treated fairly by grandparents and other relatives at family gatherings?

Of the 1,025 Instagram and Facebook users who answered this question from ADDitude, an overwhelming 89% said no. Here are some of those comments:“I have a close relative who doesn’t understand ADHD and, honestly, seems to nearly bully my child.

Another family member doesn’t believe ADHD to be real. They seem to think ADHD is just an excuse for crappy behavior. I avoid them like the plague.

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