I've been with his father for 2 years, but I suspected that he might have ADHD while we were still dating. I remember being taken aback at how easily distracted he was doing most things...fastforward to now, and I'm watching an amazing kid struggle with the same issues- but with more responsibilities as a 6th grader. My fiance and his son's mother have a contentious relationship, but one of the few things they agree on is that they absolutely do not want him screened for ADHD. Their biggest fear, outside of being told to medicate him, is him feeling shame and feeling like something is wrong with him for having ADHD. I really don't think he will. I'm not convinced he even knows what it is.
There's not much I can do about the diagnosis since I have no legal authority here. My question is about how your kid took his or her diagnosis. How did they feel about the screening process? Did any of your kids experience shame or self-confidence issues as a result of knowing?