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My son is 25 living at home because he is ADD and some learning issues. This results in low soscial skills and friends. Here's the kicker, he is also gay. This also makes it hard to find friend that he can relate to.

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Petra61

Asked by Petra61 at 5:30 PM on Jun. 21, 2010 in Adult Children (18+)

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  • There are many therapists who work with people who have ADD/ADHD; they teach them not just coping skills, but how to use ADD/ADHD as an advantage in their lives. Thom Hartmann has written extensively on this topic; you should be able to find his books art your local library, there is lots of information at his website: http://www.thomhartmann.com/tags/adhd-education
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:36 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • What does ADD have to do with living at home? Does he work?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:50 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • Quit making excuses and get him some help. ADD/ADHD is not an excuse for failure or living at home at the age of 25.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 5:59 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • No reason for not working, get him over to a career link, center, they have the resources to direct him to for employment. Is he getting disability? They will help him to train, for a job, and self reliance skills.he needs to know how to do for himself, on his own. This worries me, him not able to do for himself financially, and to live on his own, within a safe environment.Through these programs, he will meet alot of people that have same similarities, and become friends with.Good Luck
    Sunshine007775

    Answer by Sunshine007775 at 11:17 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • Plenty of CEOs have ADD. They also have really good assistants who follow through on their great ideas rather than letting them get lost. Get your son up off his butt. The pity party is over!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:59 AM on Jun. 23, 2010

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