Small success: My son with ADHD stood up to a bully

By The Understood Team

One day at school, my youngest son Benjamin, who has ADHD, saw another student being bullied.

Benjamin has two older brothers — both of whom have experienced bullying. One brother has serious developmental and learning differences, but never gives up. He even was part of the Special Olympics a few years ago. The other brother is an incredibly gifted but quiet kid who has trouble with social situations.

When Benjamin saw the bullying in his school hallway, he remembered everything his brothers had gone through. So Benjamin went right over to the bully and told him to stop — and the bully did!

As a mom, I’m proud of all my sons. They’ve all taken on challenges with grace. But what Benjamin did was special because I know how much he cares about his brothers and our family.

— Sarah P.

Sarah is a mother of three children with learning and thinking differences.


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