There are 7 billion people on the planet. None of them are living exactly the way I do. They don’t share the exact same beliefs about everything, or the exact same interests. And since I always do what I think is right, that makes them, everyone else wrong. Am I right? Of course I am.
When I was about 45 I took up tennis. More or less by accident. We had bought a timeshare at a place in Florida for the winter. To keep busy while we were there, I took a one-hour tennis lesson every morning—it was a workout AND entertainment AND added knowledge. Multi-tasking!
This is the quiz I want to give people when I hear them spouting nonsense. I mean, yes, I love all people dearly. And yes, I was just as uninformed at one point. Or probably I was, I don’t remember much beyond last week. And OK, this is more of an emotional rant than a quiz but…
Tomorrow is Thursday, just an average, everyday Thursday in Canada, but for the United States it is Thanksgiving. I figure I should acknowledge it since over 300 million people are celebrating it… Which means that there are millions of people in the US that are celebrating Thanksgiving AND have ADHD.
Don’t wait until parent/teacher interviews to speak up.
I know that it can feel overwhelming to connect with your child’s teacher before the school year/semester kicks off.
How many CEO’s, (okay let’s just say men) could do what they do if they also had to do what we do?
Answer: None. But if WE are the CEO, it doesn’t keep us from killing ourselves trying to do it all ourselves, and all by ourselves.
Your ability to pay attention, problem solve, plan, and regulate your emotion is managed in part by certain chemicals in your brain. One of these important chemicals is Dopamine. Studies suggest that an ADHD brain does not release or reload dopamine effectively, which leads to problems with all of those executive function activities listed above that we need to use on a daily basis.