We all knew kids like this growing up and perhaps you even have a kid like this of your own now.

I’m talking about the kid with boundless energy who had a hard time listening and was always “on the go”, not really paying attention to parents, teachers, or even other kids.


Children like this can be a handful, but one mom explained why it is so important to let these children be heard.

Here’s the story from a mom named Amy Betters-Midtvedt.

“He’s the kid who never listens the first time.

Or the second.

Or even the tenth.

You can pick him up out of the line up in the school hallways.


He’s the one who doesn’t walk in an orderly fashion. He runs or spins or stops in his tracks if something catches his eye.

He has a hard time keeping his hands to himself.

His handwriting and spelling don’t betray his intelligence…you might be fooled into thinking it’s all a struggle if you’re not paying attention.

He’s the one making all the noises with his mouth, only stopping when his siblings finally yell at him.

His heart sometimes breaks a little because he’s not always sure why what he’s doing is so wrong.


His ideas come out in a jumble and you have to slow way down and look in his eyes to listen.

His ideas are just too big and too fast for his head it seems and so they come out in any old order.

But he needs you to hear him.

His energy cannot be contained by walls and he seems to…”

You can read the rest of this mom’s story by clicking HERE.

What did you think of her story? Did it resonate with you because you have a child like this? Or maybe a friend or family member does?

Talk to us in the comments and let us know your thoughts!