Suntan12-There is an ADD child site called CHADD. CHADD is a nonprofit organization that offers support group meetings for parents with children afflicted with ADD.
There are online forums and events in which members can bring their children. This also allows additional socialization opportunities because all of the children present have ADD.
It also allows parents to see that they are not alone in their frustrations and sadness over this condition. There is also a lot of education offered regarding ADD which helps parents learn new ways to cope with the condition.
Most ADD or ADHD children have difficulty in school and many get held back as a result. They are often labeled as lazy, but in reality they are intelligent but their brain is wired a different way so they learn in a different way.
It would be the equivalent to asking a child without ADD to put glasses on that had been smeared with petroleum jelly and then asked to read a paragraph.
Most children would not be able to see the words because of their impairment, which is what happens to an ADD or ADHD child. Here you can clearly see that the child is not able to see, but it has nothing to do with his or her I.Q.