Lately I have been hearing from some ADHD professionals about how great it is to have ADHD. I’m beginning to wonder where it is these people are hanging out and who they have been talking to. I’m also beginning to wonder what color the sky in their worlds are. It’s really hard for me to get this "ADHD is Great" concept. See, I am somebody who has really struggled over the years because I have ADHD.
It’s not just me who has struggled either. The thousands of people with ADHD I have come in contact with over the years have also struggled too. Those who hired me as an ADHD Coach over the past several years have come to me to help them because ADHD has negatively impacted their lives. The people who take classes at ADDClasses.com are there to learn more about ADHD because ADHD is challenging for them.
Yes, people with ADHD like anybody else have great talents, strengths and gifts. As an ADHD Coach in addition to helping my clients learn better strategies I also help them focus on their strengths too. But, as both an ADHD professional and a person with ADHD myself I am really getting tired of hearing about how great ADHD is because for most of us it’s not. For most of us who have struggled because of ADHD saying ADHD is great is down right insulting!
Do you think ADHD is great?