Why do parents want their children to grow up with a severe complex because of ADD/ADHD? Early on in my education I was diagnosed with ADD and my parents and the school made every effort possible to make me feel different and less than. In all actuality I have an extremely high IQ and while I did struggle at times in a typical classroom environment, I usually understood the material beyond my peers. Maybe it's time we stop telling children that the way they are is what's wrong, and start telling the school system that they are wrong. Empower your children, rather than making them feel that they need a medication to make them think right. There is more than one way to learn, and we can accommodate every way there is, without putting perfectly capable children in remedial classes that will only hold them back.