As many of you know we had similar experiences with my amazing Elliot last year. Oh man what a journey that was and how I struggled with the thought of my child being one that may need a bit of help in the area of self control and focus. Because in my mind he was "normal". Well let me just tell you we did come to find that my Elliot did have something that is referred to as ADHD and he did need the help of medication. I struggled with feeling like I was failing him, feeling like I was taking the easy way out, feeling like this diagnosis was something negative and something to be hard on myself about. But then I stepped back and looked at the situation with the Truth... God made each and everyone of us perfectly and specifically to fulfill a purpose in this world that will bring Him Glory. And I realized that God also calls me to do what is best for Elliot and what helps Elliot succeed in this life. Elliot is perfect in Gods eyes as well as mine. There isn't a single one of us who could stand back and say we don't struggle in a certain area. There are also many people in this world that do need help of a medication to get through each day and thank God for Dr.s that God has used to come up with these.
So I would say that this diagnosis is partly what makes Elliot "normal" not different or set apart. And this is what I am teaching him.