How does ADHD impact Percy’s choices and how can he improve?
Have you ever got stress in a sudden or ruin your school life? For most of us, we have different emotions and ways to control them. Some relationships might be the reason for those feelings too. In the book Percy Jackson, there are many decisions that Percy, the protagonist, made through the story. Since he has ADHD, these choices are not like ordinary humans. ADHD impacts Percy’s choices and positive relationships can affect his health and emotions. There are ways to change his behavior so that he cannot make these situations anymore or make troubles in public. These are some evidence and examples from Percy Jackson chapter one to three that proves this.
Dealing with ADHD impacts Percy’s choices because he makes careless mistakes, fidgets a lot and gets impulsive for his speech. In page two, Percy states, “Like at my fifth-grade school, … I had this accident with a Revolutionary War cannon.”, “… at my fourth-grade school, … our class took an unplanned swim.” In an article about ADHD, it says “These symptoms include fidgeting, difficulty playing quietly or waiting for a turn and blurting out answers in class.” In page five, Percy shouts, “’Will you shut up?’… It came out louder than I meant too.” This shows that he had difficulty managing his emotion and blurted out words he did not mean to at others. In the same article, it said that “people with ADHD also do their best in stimulating environments. They like to be outdoors and move their bodies.” To improve these behaviors, we can make a stimulating environment for Percy and have some body activities prepared, so that Percy won’t get bored easily. People with ADHD often have hard time focusing on one thing, but stays focused on things they’re interested in. By using this strategy, we can also make him get interested in learning so he can focus more on school which will give him higher grades and better attitude. Therefore, ADHD impacts Percy’s choices, but can be improved by some changes in his environment.
Having positive relationships can affect Percy’s health, mental health and emotions. In page 23~33, Percy quotes, “My mother can make me feel good just by walking into the room… I was really really glad to see her.” This explains that Sally Jackson, Percy’s mother, and Percy has a very positive relationship that she can clear all his stresses from Gabe and make him feel better. In page 2, Percy says, “But Mr. Brunner, out Latin teacher, was leading this trip, so I had high hopes.” This demonstrates that Percy has a teacher in school, who he can rely on and trust more. A quote from an article about positive relationship says, “… friendship bonds can help… increase happiness and bolster self-confidence.”, “The support offered by a caring friend can provide a buffer against the effects of stress.” This quote connects to Percy’s relationships, which means positive relationships can make him healthy and change emotions.
In conclusion, Percy has hard time in school, home and other places because of the choice he makes. These choices are impacted by ADHD which creates these cases. For example, field trip accident, impulsive speech and his attitude in school. These behaviors can be improved in many ways such as, making a stimulating environment, preparing activates etcetera. Positive relationships can make him deal with stress and control his emotions too. In the book, he faces many problems, but his teacher, family and friends help him along. All this evidence supports the state and shows that ADHD impacts human’s choices and positive relationships help you both physically and emotionally.