When a child is first diagnosed with ADHD many parents wonder if, and how much, they should tell their child. Most experts agree it is important to talk to your child about ADHD and how symptoms impact their daily lives. The discussion should empower your child. Learning about ADHD should help him (or her) take control of the symptoms. You want to keep the conversation upbeat and focus on the positive aspects of ADHD while balancing discussions on how symptoms might interfere with daily life.