What an awesome flashback. My own awkward early teen experience was only made even MORE awkward by the fact that I was not only emotionally behind, as per the usual for most ADHDers, but I was way ahead academically. I was in advanced classes, and smoking standardized tests for dinner…and literally could not relate at all to other teenagers. At all…oh I know that every one feels awkward but I was REALLY awkward. I didn’t really even know what other kids my age were talking about most of the time. I didn’t act like a normal teen, really, until I was about 20, and it wasn’t pretty.
What a mean trick to play on ADHD kids…we’re already a little outside the box, then “just add puberty”…sheesh…can’t we just give ADHDers a “get out of puberty free” card? It’s a special hell, that…we don’t really need any more layers!