What to Do When Other Adults Suggest Your Child Has ADHD

 ADHD in the News 2017-09-14

“Wow, so that’s what ADHD looks like? Thank goodness my kid doesn’t behave like yours.” “Did you ever consider having your child tested for ADHD? My daughter has it, and it seems like yours might, too. Do you mind if I talk with you about this?” Whether said with hints of sarcasm or kindly mentioned based on genuine concern, these comments may be similar to what others have said to you, suggesting your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. When confronted with statements like these, what’s the best course of action?