The Semantics and criticism involved in AD(H)D amaze me. So many choose to nitpick over so much. It's an illness/disease. It's a disorder. It's a Spectrum. It exists. It doesn't exist. For those of us who are diagnosed with either ADD and/or ADHD, this one thing is constant: It's real.
I will save the Illness/disorder/spectrum discussion for another post, and probably another blogger LOL. But here's a story about what's real.
I was diagnosed with ADD at the age of 5. My grandmother, being the old school rockstar she was, denied the existence of ADD and believed I just needed rigid discipline. Lots of people with ADD see positive results with devout religious structure, joining a convent or other religious order (monks etc). Others see great results in the military. Discipline and a rigid schedule can go a long way. I, however, was 5 years old. Grandma had her work cut out for her.