My son is just about 10 years old, and we are feeling like it's getting to be time to tell him that he has been diagnosed with ADHD (happened 2 + years ago now). He seems to have awareness that some things are an ongoing struggle for him, and we want to be able to talk openly with specialists and doctors in front of him as well. Allow him to begin to understand and express and ask his own quesitons. Realize it will be a process, but to open the door. What has been the experience of other parents and how/when did they do this? I feel if he knows a bit more directly, we can speak to him in a more rational way about why he needs to go to certain therapies and do things a different way, etc. I feel it will take his awareness to the next level and allow us to openly communicate with him in a more productive way to allow his comprehension and to open his eyes so he can tell us more and get even more out of therapy. What are your thoughts and experiences?
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