Monday, May 4, 2009


If you yourself don't have ADHD, I know you know someone who does! These are the interesting lil' guys that parents often say, "He's all boy!" Translation- his motor NEVER stops running and I am exhausted all the time! We often used to say about our son- he had two speeds- 100 miles per hour or zero...sleeping/crashed out. The difference between all boy and ADHD is that ADHD's motors never shut down- they are revving 24-7. Little sleep, constant movement. I work with these motors every day. And watching parents of ADHD kids is sobering, easily recognizable by the dark circles under their eyes.

The encouragement is that usually if the energy can be channeled, these are very creative, productive beings that are our future's out of the box thinkers. Have a problem? Toss it to someone with ADHD and look for a different perspective on how to solve it. There is a whole list of famous people who used their ADHD to their advantage. Remember JetBlue airlines? The founder of that(his name escapes me) invented the e-ticket as he continued to lose his paper airline ticket. Ingenious. The airlines now charge you if you USE a paper ticket rather than an e-ticket. Wonderful solution that revolutionized air travel as we know it.

So my hat's off to parents of kids with ADHD- you are remarkable to be able to juggle all that is involved with homework, organizational skills, social issues as well as a tremendous amount more. Some excellent resources are through Dr. Russell Barkley, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. David Rabiner to name a few. Dr. Barkley's 30% rule is particularly enlightening.

Any specific questions? I have worked with ADHD students for over 20 years, as well as having personal friends and family members that have also experienced the blessings/difficulties of living with personally, or living with someone who has ADHD. I have lots of ideas and resources that may be able to help. I'd love to share with you- let me know how I can help.

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