The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths
The Gift of ADHD revolutionized the way parents understood their children's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and offered new hope to children and adults alike struggling with ADHD symptoms. That book suggested that many of the traits common among kids with ADHD are expressions of deeper gifts: a powerful imagination, a great capacity for insight, and unusual intuition, to name a few.
Now in its second edition, The Gift of ADHD reviews the remarkable new ADHD research that increasingly supports author Lara Honos-Webb's view that ADHD is a gift rather than a hindrance. The new edition explains why ADHD is an asset in the digital age and shows readers how they can help their children to enhance these gifts by channeling ADHD-related traits into productive outlets. It includes exercises for helping parents cope with feelings of failure they may be experiencing and offers advice for navigating education and mental health systems to their children's advantage.
"Honos-Webb's book is a healing gift to children with ADHD and their parents, teachers, psychologists, and doctors. Taken to heart, her message could transform the lives of these children, their families, and even the educational system. The Gift of ADHD is a must-read for anyone whose life is touched by the unique children who are given this diagnosis. Even adults with this diagnosis should read this book to find a radically new way of understanding themselves and celebrating their own gifts." --Lane Arye, PhD, author of Unintentional Music: Releasing Your Deepest Creativity and internationally known process-oriented therapist and teacher"