Percy has a rough life, ADHD is affecting him on many ways, good and bad ways a bad thing would be he has a hard time concentrating, and a good way could be that If he likes what he is learning about he would put a lot more effort than he normally would do. Percy has many problems at school, like getting into fights with Nancy Bobofit every time Percy is learning about something, he is interested in. He can only concentrate when the teachers are talking about something that he is interested in, or when they are learning near the environment. Percy gets into many fights with Nancy Bobofit, she is mean to Percy, and they are always getting into fights or easier for Nancy, Percy gets in trouble, Percy, he has some problems controlling his emotions, Percys teachers could help him by talking to him or by making the classes easier, but specially Percy gets into many fights, and whenever he gets in more fights his grades get lower and lower.
Percy during school it could be bad or good for him, because he cannot concentrate very well during class, his grades are not getting any better passing the years, he is a troubled kid. “am I a troubled kid? Yeah. you could say that.” (pg1) he is a troubled kid, and he is in a school called Yancy academy, he has a hard time there, he wants to get better but it’s not Turing out good for him. “My grades slipped from D’s to F’s” (pg. 17), he is a little bit concerned about how his grades are going, how he is as a student at that school, well, ADHD is not helping him that much, “people with ADHD have a hard time focusing “often losing items, not paying attention, careless mistakes in school and not listening most of the time. Getting easily distracted and avoiding activities that require focus.” by him having ADHD it’s hard for him most of the time, he could also be having low self-esteem, “what was so great about me? A dyslexic, hyperactive boy with a D+ report card, kicked out of school for the sixth time in six years.” (pg. 38), Percy, has low self-esteem, he has no one to support him, only his mom, but he is far from her, she is working at a candy shop, and he is in a troubled school, far from each other. His grades being low, and him getting into many fights he has many troubles. “a person with diffused attention can pay attention to many things at the same time.”, ADHD is also a good thing like the article says Percy could lose his attention on something but then that is fixed by learning something he likes, like Mr. Brunner’s class.
He also has positive relationships like his mom, but still ADHD is affecting that, ““because you don’t want me around?!” I regretted the words as soon as they were out.” he has problems controlling his emotions, he thinks of what he is going to say, but he does not realize the consequences. “friendship bonds can help reduce stress, increase happiness and bolster self-confidence. ADHD could help him on many things but talking about his positive relationships he could improve on breathing, not saying hurtful things to your loved ones, or by just trying your best with people you don’t like. “will you shut up?!?!?!” it came out louder than I thought” with Nancy, is another thing, during the field trip to the museum, Mr. Brunner was talking about something that Percy was really interested in, and then Nancy starts talking, that means that Percy really liked what Mr. Brunner was talking about and then Percy said out loud. “will you shut up?!?!?!” it came out louder than I thought” it did come out louder that he thought, but he could still improve on that. Or like with his positive relationship with Grover, “Grover tried to calm me down” (pg. 3) “they do their best in simulating environments. They like to be outdoors and move their bodies.” people with ADHD enjoy being outside, like Percy, so maybe he could tell the other teachers that he concentrated better while working outside. Percy could calm down, going outside near the environment, that ways he could calm and relax and not say hurtful things or scream out loud to people.
ADHD in Percy’s life, him having many problems, or just not focusing, his positive relationships, could get stronger and better, by just putting a little more effort by Percy.