Tears and tantrums—popular words among parents who’ve taken to social media to describe remote learning for their kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Without the usual support from teachers or the familiarity of classroom rules and structure, the struggle to stay organized and keep up with lessons and homework has suddenly become overwhelming.
“My son needs to be hands-on,” says New Orleans mother Sydney Ray, whose sixth-grade son has ADHD and anxiety. Because of the frustration he’s experiencing during online classes, he’s begun blurting things out unexpectedly, interrupting both his peers and Ray’s meetings as she works from home. “School from home plus ADHD is complete, ahem…hell,” writes Ray via text message