The issue of diagnosis is very complex for many parents. On one hand they struggle with watching their child struggle. They don't want them labelled. They want everything to be OK with their child. On the other hand life is can be very difficult, frustrating and people lose confidence in their abilities to be a parent to their child. When a school becomes involved, then it becomes even more difficult, and for parents who are already struggling at home, the situation can become desperate.
A clear diagnosis gives pathways to options. It provided a basis to get help and treatment.