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By Rick Green. It’s back to school time. Every September I feel the pull. The dread. School was never a great experience for me. Each teacher phrased it differently, but all of my report cards bore the same warning: “Ricky is capable of achieving more.” And the only specific advice the educators gave my parents […]
By Rick Green Recently I was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Renison College University, part of the University of Waterloo. It was a wonderful ceremony and a tremendous acknowledgement, especially of what we’ve done with TotallyADD.com. (I say we, because it’s a team of dedicated people.) The U of Waterloo was the birthplace of the […]
“Is there a list of great careers for people who have ADHD? Is there an ideal job that works with ADD? Can I make good living and succeed with ADHD?” Those are big concerns for adolescents with ADHD going to college. Or for adults who are struggling with their ADHD at their job. If they have a job.
The rates of unemployment amongst people with untreated ADHD are depressing.
By Rick Green. Many adults who have ADHD, myself included, don’t feel that their emotions are a problem. We don’t feel we are overly sensitive, anxious, moody, mercurial, easily upset, or quick to anger. But talk to our friends and family. See what they say. (Awkward clearing of throat.) After interviewing a lot of ADHD […]
By Rick Green. “Who should know about my ADHD?” “Should I tell the school about my daughters diagnosis?” In those early days, after I was first diagnosed with ADHD, I told everyone. And that created problems. Don’t make the same mistake. My first reaction after finding out I have ADHD was a tornado of relief, […]