ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a neurological disorder that generally affects children and teens.
A child suffering from ADHD syndrome finds difficulty in controlling normal impulses and cannot easily focus or pay attention to tasks.
This October month is celebrated as ADHD awareness month to educate the general population about this attention deficit disorder.
As part of the awareness campaign, we have come up with a collection of inspirational ADHD quotes from parents who have kids with ADHD.
Best ADHD Quotes and Sayings
ADD is like going through life, carrying a one-man band contraption with a broken strap. – Julia Smith-Ruetz
Every person with ADHD already knows that destination addiction is part of their disorder. However, if it doesn’t have a positive outlet, it can destroy your life. It is not another person that will make your life better; it is the qualities in them that you admire. Incorporate those attributes into your own life and you won’t miss a thing. – Shannon L. Alder
Do not say, that child has ADHD. Say it: He wears the 7R gene. – Gert Van Mol
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. – William James
That’s the other thing: Even if you’re on medication, you still have to treat your body properly and take care of yourself. The idea that ADHD goes away or you grow out of it isn’t true. – Ty Pennington
I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else. – G.K. Chesterton
Forgive your child and yourself nightly. You didn’t ask to live with the effects of ADHD any more than did your child. – Martin L. Kutscher
It’s like trying to listen to your favorite show with really bad noise disrupting the signal. All the while, loud children are screaming around you and throwing things. – Christine Ashley
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. – Vincent Van Gogh
ADHD is real and valid. The sooner we recognize the patterns and learn to work with these kids, the better assured we will be that they as adults with be healthy members of society. – Rhonda Van Diest
ADHD is not about knowing what to do, but about doing what one knows. – Dr. Russell Barkley
In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits. – Robert Hall
Picture a room with 1,000 TVs with each TV showing something different. Now try and concentrate on just one TV with out getting distracted. – Damian DaViking Aird
Nothing like ADHD and a good fight to the death to make time fly. – Rick Riordan
ADHD is a neurological and behavioral disorder that affects not only the person with it, but the entire family, including parents and the extended family of parental siblings and grandparents. It tests the limits of the family’s ability to be supportive, understanding and loving. – Dresher Larry
Behavior isn’t something someone has. Rather, it emerges from the interaction of a person’s biology, past experiences, and immediate context. – L. Todd Rose
It’s like being a cat with 100 people with lazer pointers. – Jamie Hynds
People with ADHD often have a special feel for life, a way of seeing right into the heart of matters, while others have to reason their way methodically. – Edward M. Hallowell
It is difficult to instruct children because of their natural inattention; the true mode, of course, is to first make our modes interesting to them. – John Locke
ADHD isn’t a bad thing, and you shouldn’t feel different from those without ADHD. – Adam Levine
It’s like opening 100 tabs in your browser at once and trying to do something different in each one at the same time. Then someone walks up and wants to have a conversation. – Jennifer Arnott
ADHD is just another word for fun, exciting and adventurous. – Julie Posey
I prefer to distinguish ADD as attention abundance disorder. Everything is just so interesting, remarkably at the same time. – Frank Coppola
This is a mental health issue not a behavior issue! People including doctors and schools need to recognize it as such! – Ridge Meadows
It’s more than lack of focus. – Jennifer Lynn
Living with ADHD is like walking up a down escalator.You can get there eventually but the journey is exhausting. – Kathleen Ely
Be patient with me. Understand why I do the things I do. Don’t yell at me. Believe me, I don’t want to have ADHD. – Joane E Richardson
If we run every class the way we run it for kids with ADHD, we’d probably have a much stronger education system. – Robert Reid
When you have ADHD your home reflects our thought. disorganized and in disoray. And like with a disorganized house. you can only appologize for your disorganized brian so many time before it becomes exhausting. – Sarah Young
Living with ADHD is like being locked in a room with 100 Televisions and 100 Radios all playing. None of them have power buttons so you can turn them off and the door is locked from the outside. – Sarah Young
ADHD can affect every area of your life. – Natasha McCulloch
I’m add and psychic. I know things ahead of time but lose track of which is which. – S. Kelley Harrell
It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness. – George Borrow
ADHD is not a choice or bad parenting. Kids with ADHD work twice as hard as their peers everyday but receive more negative feedback from the world. – DRB
I hope our ADHD quotes collection gave you better insights and awareness about the issue. Share it with your loved ones and in social circles too.