It can be quite a startling experience, one that most mothers never expect to hear.
The reality is that teachers will often be the ones to first recognize some kind of trouble. For me it was my sons 6th grade teachers telling me that they think my son might have ADHD. This led to some discussion within the family, and then making a phone call to the local psychologist.
The appointment went well, with the psychologist being both informative and helpful. I think my son was a little bewildered by the whole thing, he knew that he often get in trouble for acting out in school, but he didn’t really understand why he had to go to this doctor.
The psychologist explained the symptoms of ADHD to my son, and he agreed that there was some type of problem or disorder. The psychologist recommendation was to continue having meetings every few weeks to try and discuss school and behavior, and to visit a psychiatrist to try and get prescribed some kind of ADHD medication that might help my son concentrate and stay on task more effectively.