Children with ADHD struggle in traditional classrooms and are commonly viewed by their teachers as unintelligent or as under-achievers. Many come to think of themselves as not very bright or unmotivated. The real problem is that their minds work differently from most people's. They are more holistic in their thinking and are drawn to abstract ideas rather than details. Because they focus on the “wrong” parts of the lessons, they can easily forget, mix up, or simply overlook information that teachers consider important.