Hello New here. My family was just told our 8yr has ADHD. I am not sure not do I get how they know with one visit asking questions that could or could not be what a typical 8 yr old is supposed to be like. I am angry, not because of the diagnosis but because I don't know if the kid is a "typical" kid. I was asked to "compare" him to others his age. Does he act the same, do the same things, ect. I think that is an unfair question. He is not like his friends. All his friends are ADHD, every kid today has it (sorry but it is true), most of his friends are on medication and the families do not really let their kids be kids. They want to "control" ever aspect of their lives. SO no he isn't like his friends. The questions they ask could be a typical 8 yr response or it could be ADHD. How in GOD's name do they know for sure. Please....Does your kid fidget when sitting for a long period of time? Yea he is 8 and I am 46 and do it too. Does you kid, have difficulty with friends? I don't know they play one game for 2 mins, then want to switch and the other doesn't so my kid goes inside. Umm we all did that as a kid. Does your kid find it difficult to focus on certain things? Yes, like homework....um again we all did it. Do you find that your kid is focused on one thing particular ( watching the same show over and over again, playing with the same toy, ect)? Again, Yes, but so did we. Is it just me because I am an older parent that when I was a kid or even when my 25 year was a kid that life was simpler and things made sense? Now a days it seems to all be controlled by medication and lack of interest of having kids make mistakes and grow up. Sorry if I offended I am just so angry they can asses this with just a few dumb questions.