It recently came to my attention that I have ADHD. I knew nothing about this before. I am in my 40s now. I wondered why no one can ever keep up with me and I always have 5 projects going on at a time. My wife has mentioned this to me in the past and I never gave it thought or research. Recently my sons school has asked that he be evaluated. He is exactly how I have always been. I however fear the path that having that "branding" will bring. I have been doing my research and have found a good following on the thought that it is better to give the tools to use the advantages of ADHD and to deal with the lows. There are some good Ted talks I found also. For myself, I cannot even sit to read a book. I got bad grades in high school and could never sit still. Could not do college. I still managed to become successful and am an Engineering Director. Now with 3 kids and all is well. I have a hard time seeing ADHD as a disorder so much as I see it as an advantage with challenges attached to it. I work with people from some high end schools like MIT and they still have trouble keeping up with me at times and I had to learn to slow down for them. Depression got bad at one point when I was young and now I understand its just something that will pass and I try to keep even busier through those times. So what is my point...I am fighting with this in regards to my son. I want the best for him. I understand the teachers concerns but they are in his life for a year, I will be with him for his life and I will be responsible for what comes down the road....torn. I would rather get him extra schooling outside of regular school. He is also younger in his grade so I know there are sometimes mis-diagnosis due to being less mature.