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Swedish filmmaker Erik Rosenlund has created a truly beautiful video showing the daily struggles faced by kids with ADHD.

Called Falling Letters, the video shows not only the various challenges children with ADHD face, both socially and academically, but also how important a supportive and empathetic caregiver can be in their lives.

Watch the Erik Rosenlund’s heartbreaking video below …

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  • That was a beautiful video. As the wife and mother of ADHD boy people, and a teacher I feel a little overwhelmed though. It is an exhausting task trying to keep our precious people going in the direction they need to go. I answered the questions “what are you doing on Friday night” no less than five times in two hours the other night, because my husband couldn’t keep the answer in his mind. My son can forget an instruction (just one, he can’t do more than that) between the kitchen and his bedroom and two days later I’m still reminding him (and getting frustrated) to do the thing he was supposed to do.

    How do we bridge that gap?

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  • Doesn’t this really bring home the difficulties faced daily by ADHD kids and their families. A powerful yet simple message here

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  • It’s great that there are resources out there like this one to let kids with ADHD know they’re not alone.

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  • What a lovely video showed to my boys they loved it. Everybody is different

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  • Beautifully done. Can definitely relate.

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  • such a lovely video to demonstrate what they are thinking.

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  • Having just started to understand what my lads going thru with this disorder ,it’s so hard for him just to pay attention ,let alone sit still in class .Sad .

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  • Unfortunately many children with this problem as simply labelled as being naughty.
    As parents it can be very hard to tell the difference between naughty and the effects of ADHD,
    I know a boy about 10 years old who knew about his condtion. One day he did something he knew and understood he wasn’t allowed to do, his Mum talked to him quietly and said “don’t do that please”. In reply he yelled at her “I’m ADHD”. He had started blatantly using it as an excuse to do whatever he wanted to. I was shocked when I witnessed that. He also started being violent.
    He developed a passion for knives. Everybody had to put them out of reach, which was Ok until he worked out how to unlock the cupboard (not by key). He threatened to slit his brother’s throat a few times.The last time he actually he held the knife at his throat. His brother couldn’t take any more, left home and lived with parents of a school friend (and his friend) for awhile for his own safety.

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  • Spot on. Such a pity the ignorant people of the world still wouldn’t understand any better by watching this :(

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  • so true – every day is twice as hard for these poor kids, they really don’t understand the world x

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  • A beautiful video and such an important story to share.

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  • Great video, so a simple message for anyone to understand adhd.

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  • I have two boys that where struggling at school (they were diagnosed with ADHD) so one of my sons took up drawing and is amazing and the other took to skateboarding and is fantastic. The things that they are interested in are what can make them feel not so isolated or alone in school.

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  • It’s really touching and I felt for the boy in the animation. The sad thing is that so many actual people go through this daily and there isn’t enough recognition. Hopefully this will change.

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  • This is so very real. My nephew had such similar struggles at school. He joined a t-ball team and spent the entire time fielding in the ourself collecting flowers and insects – luckily his team mates knew to call to him if anything was coming his way! The other things ring so true too.

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