Reading blogs about #ADHD is eye-opening. You read all the different points of view. And you get a more realistic picture of the wide-ranging diversity among people with ADHD.
Many books focus on the strengths of person with ADHD, but these people don’t always see their strengths because they are covered up with the natural results of ADHD: inattention, distractibility, impulsivity, and sometimes hyperactivity.
Read a variety of these blogs to get the full picture.
Here’s one blogger that I enjoy following: Rick Green of Totally ADHD. Here’s his take on ADHD gifts.
Follow Rick Green’s, TotallyADD.com blog by email, and every Friday he will send out humorous cartoons related to ADHD.
Bob Ossler and Janice Hall Heck are coauthors of ADHD: You’ve Got My Attention: Strategies for Meeting Life’s Challenges. This book is about Bob’s lifelong struggles with unidentified ADHD. Diagnosed as an adult, he looks back on the troubles he had in school, work, and life. He offers strategies for overcoming (or at least managing) the worst aspects of ADHD. He didn’t see his learning difficulties as gifts as he grew up, but later in life in came to recognize both his strengths and weaknesses.
Bob is now a successful adult (and author) after following a typical ADHD career path: changing jobs as his interests changed. He was a paramedic, firefighter, funeral director, pathology assistant, pastor, and chaplain. Now he uses his gift of gab to offer encouragement to others who struggle with ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other anxieties. He is successful in spite of and because of his ADHD.
His last speaking engagement was with a group of First Responders in Tulsa, OK.