About the Interview
The reason I did this video is because I want to bring awareness about ADHD in children. I want to educate people about how much the lives of children with ADHD are affected. It affects them in all aspects of their lives; It affects them primarily with school, social situations, and their self-image. Having ADHD is very challenging, frustrating, and aggravating for both the child and the child’s family.
The American Psychological Association (APA) says that 5% of children ages 4 to 17 are diagnosed with ADHD. It is a neurological disorder children are born with and it is what is known as an invisible disability. Many children with ADHD have other mental issues, such as depression, anxiety, and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Children with ADHD are often bullied and excluded from social gatherings. Although children with ADHD are extremely bright, creative, and compassionate, their peers see them as “weird” or a “misfit.”
Please share this video to help spread awareness about ADHD in children. If you are a parent, please show your child this video as well and teach them to have love, kindness, and compassion for their classmates – all of them. Teach your child to not exclude anyone. Chances are, at least one of your child’s classmates has ADHD and needs a good friend in their lives. Simply asking a child to play with them at recess could mean the world to a child with ADHD. All children deserve and need to be loved and wanted.
If you are the parent of a child with ADHD and you are struggling then it’s important to know you are not alone. Being a parent is never easy and raising a child with ADHD is no exception to that. If things are particularly tough and your child is also struggling with other mental issues like depression and/or anxiety then you might want to visit somewhere like Aspiring Families for some help and support.
Note: If you are wondering who the little girl in the video is, she is my daughter. Her name is Giuliana. She was diagnosed with ADHD when she was five years old and also has depression and anxiety issues. She is beautiful on the inside and outside, but you will never hear her say that about herself. She constantly puts herself down and says things like “I’m stupid,” “I wish I had a best friend,” and “I wish I was someone else.”