I cannot tell you how upset it makes me for someone to tell my child that he’s “smart enough” to do something (that he obviously hasn’t done to their satisfaction). It makes me livid folks. Intelligence is not the sole predictor of capability, especially in the traditional public school system. Especially when you have ADHD and/or learning disabilities.

So, this week we’re discussing “smart enough” on the Parenting ADHD Podcast. I’ll explain what’s wrong with telling a child they’re “smart enough to do _______” and fill you in on what other factors predict capability. I’ll give you a hint, there are a lot of them.

So, sit back and get ready to get your mind right. Enjoy!

 

Resources in this Episode

(Yes, some of these are affiliate links.)PAP 009: Why Intelligence Isn't the Sole Predictor of Capability | Parenting ADHD Podcast with Penny Williams

Twice Exceptional or 2e:

Twice-Exceptional Learners: Top 4 things I wish others knew about giftedness and LDs

Gifted Children’s Challenges With Learning and Attention Issues, on Understood.org

The Twice Exceptional Dilemma

Why IQ is irrelevant to the diagnosis of learning disabilities, by Dr. Linda Siegel

Support:

Twice Exceptional/ 2E Network International

Books: 

Smart but Scattered, Dawson & Guare

Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, Jerome Schultz

 

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Penny Williams
Author. Parenting Guide. Journalist. Speaker.
Penny Williams guides and mentors parents raising kids with ADHD and/or autism. She’s the parent of a son with ADHD and autism, and the author of three award-winning books on parenting kids with ADHD. Penny is the current editor of ParentingADHDandAutism.com, Founder and Instructor for The Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy, and a frequent contributor on parenting and children with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications.