This is the fourth in a series of brief, daily posts during October — global ADHD Awareness Month. Each features a quote that relates to ADHD and neurodiversity.
Do not sacrifice your parent-child relationships and emotional bonds on the altar of academic performance. If the academic wolf does come calling at your door, which it most certainly will, greet it and accord it just due, but by all means do not relinquish your children to it.
— Russell Barkley, Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents
Dr. Russell Barkley is an internationally recognized expert on ADHD and prolific author on the subject.
Here is a the first of a series of YouTube videos of Dr. Barkley presenting 30 essential ideas he believes should be understood about ADHD. Other videos in the series follow the first, one after the other.