my youngest brother is taking medication for ADHD and I was always told that it is considered a learning disability. When I referred to my brother as having a learning disability my mother got very defensive and said that's not what he has. I just dropped it. My husband and I personally feel these are made up "diseases" or whatever you want to call them...lol. We feel it's more of a discipline problem....(for my brother at least). I was just curious what others thought? I'm just not sure how to respond to my mother when we talk about my brother's situation. This is not meant to start drama....like I said these are just my personal opinions :)Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:54 PM on Feb. 18, 2010 in General Parenting
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Answer by Pnukey at 9:33 PM on Feb. 18, 2010
It may be true your mother may have a parenting issue regarding your brother but I respectfully disagree these are made up diseases. ADHD is a real medical diagnosis recognized by all the medical associations. It can be very serious but there is a continuum or spectrum where children fall on who are living with this disorder. This is nothing to LOL about. ADHD is not a learning disability. Many children and adults who live with ADHD are productive, intelligent, and capable persons. Some people who are living with this disorder do have learning difficulties due to other comorbid issues going on. Each person and each situation is unique. Since you are not your brother's parent you don't have to say anything to your mother but just listen and be sympathetic and supportive of her. You have the right to your opinion certainly but being rude to your mother and her other child is not a right.
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