Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Loving a Person who has ADHD

A person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. It’s something you try to avoid.

People who have ADD/ADHD are suffering. Life is more difficult for them than the average person. Everything is intense and magnified. Their brilliant minds are constantly in gear creating, designing, thinking and never resting. Imagine what it would feel like to have a merry-go-round in your mind that never stops spinning.

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Lighter To-Do List: When In Doubt, Delegate!

Delegation is one of the best skills an ADHD adult can learn. Follow these tips to get your to-do list under control.

We ADDers spend a lot of time trying to do things that we don't do well or that we don't have to do ourselves. I'm talking about things that people around us can and will do for us, if we are willing to ask them.

What Everyone Gets Wrong About ADHD

Despite an increase in diagnoses, plenty of stigma still surrounds attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Adults with ADHD (or parents of children with the disorder) are often somehow blamed for the condition -- as if they're not trying hard enough to control a wide range of symptoms, which can include difficulty focusing, difficulty processing information quickly, fidgeting, impatience and more.
Every year, ADHD affects more than 4 percent of Americans over the age of 18 -- adults who are learning, working and living fulfilling, successful lives alongside people who assume those with ADHD are somehow less than. Here are a few things we should all know about ADHD.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success.





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