Can You Tell Which Child Has ADHD?

by TJ

image created from YT ADHD Child vs. Non-ADHD Child Interview - My Little Villagers

image created from YT ADHD Child vs. Non-ADHD Child Interview - My Little Villagers

Here are 2 children, a boy and a girl. Can you tell within the first 2 minutes which one has ADHD? At first it may seem easy to choose but then again, seems like neither .... or both ... or the boy .... or the girl?


Well, I didn't want to give away which one it is before you watch it. Around 3:43, in an indirect way, you find out which one it is. In the beginning, the video states one of the children has it and the other one doesn't.

This is a very heart touching video. It is impossible to watch this and not feel something. I don't want to give it away, so watch the video and leave your comment below what you think.





Here is a link to the article the creator of this video and the mother of the girl that I wanted to share. ADHD Child vs. Non-ADHD Child Interview

Don't forget to leave your comment below. What do you think about this interview with the boy and girl?

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Apr 06, 2016
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ADHD AWARENESS
by: ASHLEY BRYANT

GOD BLESS THAT LITTLE GIRLS HEART. I TRULY UNDERSTAND THE STRUGGLE. I'M NOT A DOCTOR BUT ONLY A CONCERNED PARENT. MY SON AND I WERE DIAGNOSED ADHD/ADD AND EVER SINCE HE HAS BEEN ON HIS MEDICINE HE HAS IMPROVED DRASTICALLY. UNLESS YOU HAVE A CHILD WITH THIS CONDITION OR ARE A VICTIM YOURSELF THEN NO ONE CAN KNOW THE TRUE DAILY DIFFICULTIES ONE STRUGGLES WITH. I ALSO HAVE A SIBLING WHO WAS DIAGNOSED AND AFTER TURNING 18 HE MADE A CONSCIENCE CHOICE TO DECLINE MEDICINE FOR PERSONAL REASONS YET HE STILL STRUGGLES WITH OUT TREATMENT AS DO I BUT WE ARE MORE ABLE TO CONTROL OUR HYPERACTIVITY. MY CHILD WAS ON THE VERGE OF FAILING AS THE WALLS WERE CLOSING IN ON OUR OPTIONS BUT EVER SINCE HE WAS GIVEN MEDICINE FOR IT HIS GRADES HAVE IMPROVED WONDERFULLY AND HE IS ABLE TO BE MORE CALM AND FOCUSED ON HIS WORK AT SCHOOL AND EVERY DAY TASKS. WE ARE TRULLY BLESSED TO HAVE MODERN SCIENCE ON OUR SIDE. EVERY SITUTION AND CHILD/PERSON AND MEDICINE ARE DIFFERENT. TO EACH HIS OWN. I FEEL I AM MAKING A GOOD CHOICE FOR MY SON. ONCE HE IS OF AGE TO MAKE THESE CHOICES FOR HIMSELF SO BE IT.

Apr 04, 2016
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Want to hug her!
by: Anonymous

I just want to hug that little girl and tell her that she's loved!

Apr 03, 2016
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We r all the same
by: Anonymous

The kids weren't asked the same questions. Anyone listening can tell. Kids have so much conditioning to face from the pressures of behaving certain ways in society. Whoever is interviewing, scoffs at the girl. Don't overlook disrespect and passing judgement. For all you know, her symptoms may be psychosocial. Quit passing judgement, strattle your own fears about acceptance. Stop taking advantage of others' vulnerabilities.

Mar 29, 2016
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Sad for child. Ignorance in people
by: Anonymous

Sadly, I can relate to this girl. When you just know there is skmwtgubg different about the way your mind works, and you're a round peg people are trying to place in a square hole life can be challengeing. Having gone my entire life with no diagnosis until my 30's I can tell you...ADHD is real: When you reach a point in your life when faking it for yourself and children becomes too overwhelming medication can be life changing.
To the ignorant people making comments regarding ADHD being a fake diagnosis...id like to see you remove the glasses your wear for your eyes to see and go drive down the highway.

Mar 25, 2016
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NOT ADHD-adhd is the ignorant diagnosis
by: Anonymous

This little girl doesn't not have ADHD. Her mobility reflexes as an infant were not integrated, especially the tonic neck reflexes. Parents encouraged walking too soon or never let her play on the floor because they didn't clean it, infants need 6 months of crawling to fully integrate the reflexes to develop fine motor skills. She can't sit comfortably-that's not adhd thats a deficit neurologically; Her homework takes so long because she can not write well, as the fine motor skill takes so much concentration she can't compose or do math. Teachers will tell you ADHD, because they just want the drugged so they can manage their classrooms. Doctors ONLY know how to write scripts. This girl needs Occupational and Physical therapy.

Mar 22, 2016
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ADHD and addiction
by: Anonymous

Would never again use meds to treat ADHD.
Those stimulants cause addiction....that eadily leads to
Street drug addiction
Bad news.
Stop giving money to pharmaceutical companies.

Mar 20, 2016
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Me
by: Aimee

The girl, she is a carbon copy of me and one of my daughters. This video will greatly spread awareness.

Mar 19, 2016
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Seeing myself
by: Anonymous

I was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age, in this girl I saw the tell tale signs. She fidgets, she looks away but still answers, she stumbles at times but works through. ADHD is not "sad" it is treatable with either medication or behavioral therapy.She will be dealing with this her entire life, however I know from personal experience. I want to give her a hug, not from one tribe mate to another, but to let her know it will be hard, but things get better.

Mar 17, 2016
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So true!
by: Anonymous

This little girl is my daughter to a T! I knew which one it was before I watched the video just by how they were sitting. We struggled with whether it was ADHD or not for about two years. She was diagnosed the summer between her first and second grade years and we started her on medicine. This was exactly what she needed It has made all the difference in the world. If you're struggling with medication, I would recommend asking your pediatrician about Vyvanse. It's pricy if you don't have insurance, but it has the fewest side effects and is only taken once a day (the worst side effect we've seen is moodiness when it wears off. . . emotional moodiness). She can focus, she's built her confidence back up, and school is not a struggle anymore.

Mar 16, 2016
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Sad
by: Anonymous

The girl. Unable to keep eye contact, hesitant in answers, and sadness. My son was diagnosed at 7 yrs old with ADHD after teachers at his school advised me that they would fail him unless he I sought a medical diagnoses for his behavior. They called him extremely intelligent yet immature. He failed to be organized, spoke out of turn, unable to sit still, and was easily distracted. He also was very socially awkward. He never had a real friend. Every school year until he was 11yrs I was often asked to meet with teachers about his behavior. Sometimes it would be several times in a single month. It was always the same issues as above with them demanding that I do something about it using disciplinary action or medication. Being American expats in a 3rd world country it was VERY difficult to get the medication and I refuse to discipline my child for being himself so I removed him from the American school system and placed him in a French school system. Now the school year is almost finished with only one teacher meeting about his behavior. Same behavior but different response from teacher. She was very positive and did not see these issues as real problem but more as something SHE needed to work around while I still did MY part. Since being in this school his confidence level has soared and he has become less socially awkward after gaining several friends for the first time.

Mar 12, 2016
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Girl
by: Anonymous

I knew it was the girl in the beginning only because we have an 8 year old who has ADHD and goes through same thing. Sad part is our daughter goes through all of what the little girl said as well as what you had at the end of the video.

It's hard to see her face when others get off the bus and play and she is left out, or when she comes home saying that children in her class called her weird. It hurts when she melts down and says that she wants to be better but it seems as if her trying isn't working. I felt exactly like I feel for our daughter watching this little girl in the video.

I was a parent who was aware of ADHD but never knew just how many issues and insecurities come with it until I started researching when our daughter was diagnosed. From a parent of a child with ADHD understand it is hard for our children and our families. Trying to still hold them responsible and accountable for their actions and raise them up to be productive and kind people but also not neglect the fact they do have a disorder (a couple in our case, she has ODD to which medicine won't help) is really tough.

It's as simple as others being aware that our child melting down in a store or them being different in school does not mean we are bad parents or that our children are out of control. It is rough and exhausting at times not only for these children but for the parents who try to love them through this as well as be practical about how to parent them so all we ask for is kindness.

Kindness from other children, kindness from other people and just awareness for not just ADHD but for all special needs or disabilities. I thank you for this video and kudos to the parents for allowing the children to participate

Mar 11, 2016
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ADHD
by: Anonymous

Totally knew it was the girl after the first question. She hesitated at the question and kept looking around. Both kids are so stinking cute! My 13 year old has been diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 7, and I have been working with children with ADHD for the past 11 years. I LOVE them all!

Mar 11, 2016
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Hidden disabilities
by: Victoria

After working with special needs children for 30 years I immediately knew it was the girl. I oftentimes spot children in public with hidden disabilities. It's my built in radar!

Mar 10, 2016
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ADHD
by: Christine

I knew it was the girl before video started because of her position in the chair. I never was able to sit comfortably in a chair. Then when she started talking, I felt a lot of empathy for her. I used to be that girl. I wish I knew back then what was different about me. I'm glad research and testing has made improvements. I hated being different, I just wanted to fit in. Nobody understood, I was bullied and criticized.

Mar 10, 2016
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ADHD
by: Christine

I knew it was the girl before video started because of her position in the chair. I never was able to sit comfortably in a chair. Then when she started talking, I felt a lot of empathy for her. I used to be that girl. I wish I knew back then what was different about me. I'm glad research and testing has made improvements. I hated being different, I just wanted to fit in. Nobody understood, I was bullied and criticized.

Mar 10, 2016
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My son is like the boy in the video
by: Momof3

I would have chosen the boy. Although, the girl is moving around and has every sign of ADHD, my son is exactly like the boy. When questioned, he answers rapidly and can carry a conversation with anyone. He is very smart, has friends, and doesn't have any lack of social skills. He however, cannot calm down enough to stay focused. After many years and many different approaches aside from medication, we had no luck in calming the "bee buzzing inside of him" as he says. So, we began his treatment with ADHD medication, and at the lowest dose, he is more focused and calmer. He excels at school and at sports. Every child is different.

Mar 10, 2016
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My son and I
by: Anonymous

My son and I both have ADHD and we are just like the boy. I'm a photographer and he always has his head in a book. These are our outlets. You can't tell by five questions or how they move. My daughter is just like that little girl and she doesn't have ADHD. We went trough hours of testing to be diagnosed.

Mar 07, 2016
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I knew
by: AnonymousChris

i knew it was the girl before she said anything, by how she sat in the chair. As she spoke it became evident because she did not look you in the eye. She further revealed low self esteem and problems fitting in. Near the end, her responses seemed scattered. However, I would imagine this could be due to other circumstances than ADHD, but that isn't under discussion here. The social issues and not being accepted by peers is heartbreaking. I wish we could all celebrate each other's differences vs. shunning those who are different or react differently than you would to a similar stimulus. But instead, people just walk away. Even adults. So can we really expect children to behave any better?

Mar 05, 2016
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ADHD awareness
by: Maly

Like everyone else I also knew it was the girl. Girls with ADHD are often missed because they do not present the same way a boy does. I was that little girl 40 years ago and my oldest daughter is that girl now. She suffers from ADHD, anxiety,and sensory integration disorder. Through counciling , occupational therapy and medications she blends in much better than she did but she still struggles. My heart weeps for these babies. They did not ask for or deserve this issue.

Mar 05, 2016
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The girl
by: Anonymous

I knew it was the girl before she spoke. Because it was like looking at myself at that age. Only nobody ever knew what my problem was, I just didn't try hard enough, was not smart enough, etc. sucks being that kid. My heart goes out to her. I finally got dx at age 43.

Mar 04, 2016
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Son with ADHD
by: Anonymous

I knew right away it was the girl. She was not looking directly at the person asking the questions and her answers about not feeling smart and not many friends - low self esteem. The boy was so confident in himself and looked directly ahead and talked with pride about his friends, not bullied, etc. I have a son who is ADHD with hyperactivity and he felt like he did not fit in.

Mar 04, 2016
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girl
by: Anonymous

I too knew almost immediately that this little girl has adhd. As the mother of 2 boys and 1 girl with adhd it isn't hard to distinguish. But we need for others to understand this as well.

Mar 04, 2016
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by: Anonymous

That broke my heart. I was that little girl. Not only do other kids need to play nice, but parents as well. Please make sure you tell your kids you love them and that they are amazing. Make them feel better about themselves, it starts with you.

Mar 03, 2016
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ADHD
by: Anonymous

Like most of the posts, I also was able to see it in the girl right away. I also have a daughter with ADHD/ODD diagnosis and we are taking it day by day. She is a beautiful, intelligent and creative child. It breaks my heart because she does not interact with other children outside of school and not much at school either. These children need our love and support so badly but don't even realize it.

Mar 01, 2016
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Thank you
by: Megan Kays

Thank you for this video . I knew instantly that it was the girl having a daughter with ADHD combined typed oppositional defiant disorder anxiety and disruptive behavior disorder this hits home extremely hard . she's bright funny smarter then me sometimes creative beautiful little girl . she is bullied and feels like she isn't good enough a lot of the times . we should all educate our children so kids like my daughter Dont feel like and outcast .

Feb 29, 2016
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Advocate for your child.
by: Anonymous

Having an ADHD child, I knew immediately it was the girl because of her lack of eye contact. So many people, including professionals and even teachers, do not recognize the more subtle symptoms and assume these kids are disrespectful, badly behaved, and have subpar intelligence. First grade was torture for my daughter because her teacher refused to consider ADHD or giftedness; it turns out she is highly gifted and once we addressed both that and the ADHD she became a different child. She was our first child so we thought the teacher knew more than we did and took her word as gospel (while our child suffered). Listen to your gut. No one knows your kid better than you do. And then be compassionate with other children (and adults, for that matter), because you never know what is going on with them.

Feb 26, 2016
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Adhd
by: Anonymous

This little girl is so much like my oldest son, diagnosed with adhd. It breaks my heart.

Feb 25, 2016
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D
by: Anonymous

Girl

Feb 23, 2016
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Yes it is sad!
by: TJ

I agree, it is heart breaking to hear a child speak like this. I really wasn't expecting it when I started watching the video.

Feb 23, 2016
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How sad
by: Anonymous

Definitely the girl

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