ADHD is quite common among kids these days, and many are affected by it in negative ways. They affect kid’s reaction of things, and even affect their positive relationship of things. However, one-way to improve is by using his ADHD correctly on learning. Which can benefit them by helping them manage emotions. In the book of Percy Jackson, chapter 1-3, Percy is in school. He is affected by both ADHD and relationships with other people.
ADHD impacts Percy by making bad choices by not controlling his anger, which negatively affects the community. This could be improved by letting his teachers help and understand him more. Firstly, he can’t control what he acts when he is distracted or frustrated. On page 5 of the book, he said ‘Will you shut up?!’ to Nancy, which represents that he can’t control what he says when he is distracted. Thus, according to the article, this is also a symptom of ADHD. Another example is when Percy called his English teacher an old sot on page 17 when he is not happy with him. This is also another symptom, making careless mistakes, said the article. To prevent Percy from distracted, the teachers could talk to Percy more, basically, just take more care of him. The best way is to relate to school subjects with hobbies. This will let Percy be interested in learning, and even get his grades to A or B+. Although sometimes he hates the subject like math, he still could have a positive attitude if the teacher tried to be friends with him. Just like what Neurodiversity: A different view of ADHD, we can use his ADHD on learning. For this reason, Percy can’t control his anger sometimes, but his teachers can help him make the study more fun.
Percy also has some positive relationships that he cares about, which also makes him feel good. Positive relationships make him feel good when he has a problem or when he is stressed. On page 32-33 of the book The Lightning Thief, Percy said “My mom makes me feel good just by walking into the room.” This explains that the relationship Percy has with his mom can help him manage emotions. “When she looks at me, it’s like she’s seeing all the good things about me, none of the bad,” says Percy on page 33. This is also an example that positive relationships make him feel good. “Having strong relationships were half as likely to catch a common cold when exposed to the virus.” claims the article Why Personal relationships are important. Percy Jackson also cares about his friends, teachers, or even his study environment that he feels good with. “And yet… there are things that I could miss at Yancy. The view of the woods out my dorm window, the Hudson River in distance, a small line of trees. I’d miss Grover, who’d been a good friend, even if he was a little strange. I’d miss Latin class, too-Mr. Brunner’s crazy tournament days and his faith that I could do well.”, from the book The Lightning Thief. He claims that he will miss all the good things and people that he likes, which helps him in different ways. In ‘Having good friends can improve well-being, especially during the holidays’, it says that ‘Friends are like families, and they may be better than the real ones. This means that a friend could be as helpful as a family member and could be as hard to say goodbye. Although sometimes Percy has a really bad relationship with Gabe and Nancy, his friends and his mom can back him up, or help him. To summarize, positive relationships are what he cares, and can help him manage emotions.
To conclude, ADHD affect Percy by making him hot headed. He can improve this by letting his teacher help him more on his attitudes toward learning. Basically, just use his impulsive personality of studying. In other words, he sometimes can’t control what he does when he is sad or angry. On the other hand, he also has positive relationship with his school, friends, and his mother.