Wednesday, October 16, 2013
"The Gift of ADHD," by Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D
Couldn't wait to FINALLY get this book primarily because of it's positive angle! "The Gift of ADHD," by Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D, will be at the top of my stack for a while. I can already tell I'm going to like it.
Lara has a private practice in the San Francisco Bay area and has written several books. This particular book is available from: Barnes & Noble Book Store.
Here are the "5 gifts of ADHD," according to Dr. Honos-Webb:
2) attunement to nature
3) interpersonal intuition
4) energetic enthusiasm
5) emotional sensitivity
First of all, I have to admit that if you told me 3 yrs ago that my son's ADHD was a "gift" I would have said, "If you think this is a gift, you come raise this kid!" But WOW! I can only imagine what this thinking would do for the self-esteem of ADHD kids everywhere, if the adults around them began looking at their issues in a different way. I must add that in no way do I desire to make light of the negative affects of ADHD in our kids and homes. These are real. I have for the past year however, for my own health and my son's, needed to take a hard look at ways to embrace his particular differences. Here's the common generalization of ADHD kids:
1) Outspoken 2) Headstrong 3) Spun out of control 4) Destructive 5) Inattentive at school
Deep breath....time to look at that TOP 5 list a little more often! Thank you, Dr. Honos-Webb!