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Living with ADHD by Thom Hartmann

by: Watkins Books




A practical system for those with ADHD to take back their personal power and embrace their unique talents for success in the modern world * Explains how those with ADHD grow up wounded by the negative labels and attitudes surrounding them and their "diagnosis" * Shares simple and fast-acting techniques from neurolinguistic programming (NLP) to recalibrate painful memories into valuable learning experiences, re-pattern learned behaviors and negative habits, and discover personal motivation * Reveals how the novelty-seeking behaviors of those with ADHD are valuable assets to society and should be embraced rather than suppressed One of the first rules of child-rearing is "condemn the behavior, not the child." Yet this commonsense rule doesn't seem to apply in the case of attention deficit disorder, or ADHD, where the very name of the condition implies that those labeled with it are "disordered," "deficient," and incapable of paying attention. Those with ADHD grow up wounded, told by teachers, guidance counselors, even parents that they are dysfunctional and unable to succeed in the "normal" world. But, as ADHD expert Thom Hartmann explains, those with ADHD are capable of great success if they can shift the negative self-image created by others and learn to work with their unique strengths.