Love your differences; embrace that which sets you apart from the rest. Stay true to yourself and don't ever give up the things you love because they’re not “cool”.
Love yourself. Be awesome.
This is for my nine-year old son, Sam. Sam was diagnosed with ADHD when he was in kindergarten and the past five years have been challenging, not just for him, but for his teachers, my husband and me. I know he's the "weird" kid in his class, but what sets him apart is also what makes him amazing. He is brilliant (No, seriously, he tested at the "brilliant" level. Okay, I made that up, but he tests very high--in third grade he tested at an eleventh grade reading level.) and creative and imaginative and while his energy can make him absolutely exhausting to deal with, I wouldn't change anything about him. He writes stories that are smart and funny and intriguing, each illustrated with beautifully detailed drawings. Sam is going to do incredible things someday. We just need to get him through the oh-so-fun school years first. Once he gets through the torturous years of school where anything that makes you different also makes you a pariah, he is going to blossom into something so spectacular the world won't know what hit it.
/end mushy mommy moment.
Someone please pass me a tissue. My uh, allergies, are acting up. *sniffle*