A diagnosis of ADHD can be really difficult and confusing for a child. They might not know what it all means, but they certainly are explicitly aware of what it feels like. The symptoms of ADHD may make it difficult for them to manage expectations at home and school. It can feel so exhausting and defeating to be told so often that you're being disruptive or difficult. It's not hard to feel like others are exasperated around you and internalize those messages, especially when you're hearing so little about the ways ADHD can have a positive effect on someone.