Coming into April, Autism Awareness Month, we’ve noticed more families coming to our website with questions about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
“Should I use the word anxious or depressed?”
“Should I talk about it at all with my daughter?”
“What should I say to my teenage son?”
“How can I even bring it up?”
These are just a few of the questions parents ask when their child is given a diagnosis of anxiety or depression.
Question: My son was just diagnosed with ADHD. How do I talk to him about it?
Dr. Braaten’s Answer:
Educating yourself is a great way to prepare for this conversation, and there are a lot of resources on our website to get you started.
Billy was an intelligent, 12-year-old boy who excelled at math, and loved Japanese anime. He could talk incessantly about World of Warcraft, and impressed adults with his knowledge of geography.