If you have a child who exhibits ADHD symptoms, look carefully at your household, your parenting, your child’s diet… and trust your gut. If your family is not wildly dysfunctional but you have a kid who is out of control, get help. Find a doctor who works with ADHD kids. Have your child evaluated. If my son’s diagnosis had been given when he was 5 or 6 instead of 12, our lives would have been very different.