Posted by Alexa on November 6, 2013
Added by doug puryear on March 27, 2014
I have ADD ADHD,
my attention span is short, I'm not good at passive, I'm impatient,
so I don't:
-read long posts
-watch u tubes
-listen to comcasts
-participate in webinars
-always document my sources when I post
-always check my posts carefully enough before I post them
-I have gotten pretty competent with my i phone (the new one after I ran the other one through…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on April 21, 2014 at 6:52pm
Hello to all, My name is Sean. About 4 years ago my oldest boy was diagnosed with ADHD and life has been a roller coaster ever since. Well, in truth, it was a roller coaster long before the psychologists spoke the four letter word in her office that day but at least after that the roller coaster had a name.
At any rate, I dove in to learn all I could in an effort to help my son with the challenges he faced. Books, Blogs, YouTube and support groups, I ingested everything I could get me…Continue
Posted by Sean Myers on April 21, 2014 at 6:31pm
More recent controversy about ADD ADHD - about the harm of "labeling".
Is there a difference between a label and a diagnosis?
Boy, when I got a label I grabbed it and held on - "Oh, I have ADD! Now I understand why all the index cards, why I couldn't make model planes, why I killed the pregnant…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on April 19, 2014 at 11:12am
"Lists don't work for me!"
Some people with ADD ADHD have told me that to do lists don't work for them. That may be so, because we are each unique, but my guess is they aren't using them properly. Then they won't work.
Here are a few tips on lists, but then I suggest you read Pete Quily's whole post on the subject. Lots of details.
A Few Tips:
1. One list, where you can always reach it -cards in my pocket, i Phone,…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on April 15, 2014 at 5:24pm
The Esquire article was lengthy, but I was finally able to focus enough to read the whole thing, word by word, by reading it during breaks in the championship basket ball game. I have trouble reading anything of length on the computer or i Phone.
The loving positive behavioral approach…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on April 12, 2014 at 1:43pm
According to research, we all do this, ADD ADHD or not:
Most of our beliefs come from our emotional responses; we then dig up data to support them.
If we come across information that refutes or doesn't support our belief, we either don't notice it or we refute it,…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on April 9, 2014 at 6:30pm
Re recent outburst of sensationalized articles against the diagnosis and the treatment of ADD ADHD:
"Kids are being given medicines to control their behavior."
No, kids are given medicines so that they can control their behavior - not get in trouble for blurting out or being unable to stay in their seat; turning in their homework instead of losing it, not forgetting the assignment, or just not…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on April 7, 2014 at 4:27pm