This book will challenge the mainstream thinking of ADD/HD. Dr. Kevin sees ADD/HD as an evolutionary process and as such we need to allow it to adjust the environment and work with it, not medicate it. The goal of that process is to broaden the bandwidth of humanity, not to replace non-ADD/HD people but to "ADD" to them. ADD/HD people over the last century have been creating a more ADD/HD friendly and challenging environment with technology such as computers and interactive games. ADD/HD individuals are not broken, not disabled, do not need to be fixed and are mostly handicapped by a series of choices that oftentimes they don't know or understand why they are making. There is a need to separate what is really an ADD/HD issue and what is an issue of the ADD/HD person living in a non-ADD/HD world.
In this book parents are given insights, tools and skills to help them empower the ADD/HD child in their life. The listener takes this journey through first understanding, anh then parenting, teaching guiding and supporting - learning how to embrace their child's gifts and talents on their terms. This can be accomplished without having to sacrifice brilliance, creativity or unique ways of seeing or being in the world through the overuse of medication or behavior modification techniques that destroy their self-worth and self-esteem.
©2011 Dr. Kevin Ross Emery (P)2011 Dr. Kevin Ross Emery
Having just discovered in my late 20s that I have Inattentive ADD/HD, this was an really important book for me to realise the beauty of my condition. A must read for anyone like us, or their parents. Thanks so much.
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