We’ve all got our strengths and weaknesses. If we’re lucky, the adults we looked up to as kids taught us to take advantage of our strengths, which gave us the confidence to tackle our weaknesses. To build self-esteem and self worth, we’re taught not to zero-in on those things we do poorly. We should approach ADHD treatment the same way.
They see the big picture.
We’ve all been told throughout our lives the importance of seeing the “big picture” because so many of us get caught up with the little, minute details. Kids with ADHD are often excellent at seeing the big picture, in and out of the classroom. For example, while a child may have trouble remembering names or dates, he may far outshine his peers in understanding the broader significance of people or events in a historical context.
A sidetrack can wind up as the best track.
Kids with ADHD are often characterized by their distractibility and impulsiveness. They may rapidly shift their focus from one thought to another, or have urges to forge ahead into new areas of thought altogether. Thomas Edison, who invented the light bulb, was known for his easy distractibility. Like Edison, kids with ADHD can put the flexibility of their thought processes to great use generating groundbreaking innovation and productivity. Read More