All kids lose focus sometimes, but kids with ADHD may be so easily distracted, by, say, the birds in the tree outside, that they don't hear what the teacher is saying. At home, you may find that it takes your child an excessively long time to finish school work, routine chores, or even meals.
That was the case in Sara’s house before her daughter with ADHD left for college. If her daughter got into talking, dinnertime would easily last two hours. “On the positive side, we had really great conversations,” says Sara, who asked that we only use her first name.