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ARTICLE: Growing Up Gifted with AD/HD – 2006

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March 7, 2006 – Tuesday 11:50 PM

ARTICLE: Growing Up Gifted with AD/HD
Category: Life

I’m twelve years old and for as long as I can remember, I’ve had opposite sides to myself. I’m told that I’m “gifted” — very smart and creative. But I also have to work really, really hard at things that seem much easier for other kids, like memorizing and paying attention.

Here’s an example: In math and science and in art, I’m quicker at figuring things out than other kids. Like when my teacher tells us a new way to subtract fractions, it seems obvious to me and not to other kids. But when I’m trying to listen to someone talking or lecturing, my mind starts to wander.

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