As a kid in primary school, I was diagnosed with daydreaming. My parents were called in to discuss the issue because I wasn’t paying attention in class. It was deemed an issue to be resolved, and I was advised not to daydream. At the same time, I was writing stories and enjoying it. These two activities were never encouraged.

I wonder if today, with a better awareness of ADHD, would the discussion have gone differently. Would my parents have been told that your child really loves to dream and write, maybe encourage that?

What I’ve learned over the years is to dream, and to follow those dreams. As long as you’re not harming anyone, follow your passion because it will come across in the work. Let people be free to daydream, even during class. It could be it means they need a different way to work, so go explore that.