What have they got to do with you? The metaphor I use to describe the proud ownership of an ADD/ADHD brain takes the remote in hand. It’s as though our mind is channel surfing when we’d just rather be following one show. We push fast forward before we’ve had a chance to get the story. And we can’t help it. Recently, I heard another great metaphor–it’s as though our mind is a Ferrari…a great, loaded and powerful machine , but one that’s sold with only bicycle brakes. Yikes! All that speed and potential but, without the right controls? Disaster or an upgrade?
Upon receiving a new diagnosis of ADD, we rush to navigate the the maze of options, providers and literature. While we naturally worry about the pitfalls, let’s also remember that the ADD brain is a gift! Supercharged! Pow! Able to see things holistically! A natural ability to synthesize information easily! A talent for hyper focusing when it may truly be necessary!
There are clearly some challenges that accompany this particular brain wiring–BUT, there is also a powerful race car ready to roll. With the right brakes, imagine what it will do.
Keep the gifts in mind.
This recent article elaborates on it.
And the Tea Party? Amidst the therapeutic coaching, expressive arts activities and more, tomorrows’s opening session of the 4 part “Tween Time” (a social skills group for girls ages 10-12) series will include boy talk and a sterling silver tea party. There are only two spaces still open, so call ASAP to grab one.