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Getting ready for school season for your child?

If your child has ADHD, you may be a bit nervous about their school participation.

But don't worry!

In this post, I laid out 7 tips for you that you can use to help you prepare your child for school for the upcoming year.

Read more at https://everything-add-adhd.com/7-ways-to-prepare-your-child-for-an-upcoming-school-year
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Some people may associate ADHD as a negative condition.

But did you know that some of the most popular and successful people in the world have/had it, like Will Smith or Albert Einstein?

Take a look at these few of the many benefits and advantages of having ADHD. Can you relate to any of them?

Read the full article at: https://everything-add-adhd.com/7-adhd-benefits-advantages-im-lovin-it
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You may be reading tons of articles and research papers about ADHD and how to cure it.

Because of that, there is a certain negative stereotype associated with this condition that there really shouldn't be.

I therefore wanted to share with you just a few of the many advantages and benefits of having ADHD that you can certainly find value in!

1. Resilience

If you or anyone you know had or has ADHD, you know it's not an easy condition to work with. And just like everyone else in the world, we had our fair share of disappointments, rejections, embarrassments, and so on.

Having ADHD as a kid or teenagers while in school is especially difficult as you are forced to engage in activities you hate or are not good at, such as different classes, and it's harder than most to stay focused.

BUT, this is where the strength comes in - due to the additional challenges but at the same time necessity to partake in certain activities, people with ADHD tend to be more persistent, resilient, and flexible.

They are forced to come up with new ways to do things that make it easier for them to get the work done, as well as keep persisting in the face of adversity.

Whereas some kids may have an easy time being naturally focused and have no difficulty with some courses, those kids with ADHD are forced to go through their challenges and maintain the focus to ensure they get through school (or whatever stage of life they are in).

Think of this as the difference between a spoiled King who gets everything he wants and thus doesn't learn how to succeed in life (and later fails as he gets older due to lack of basic skills) and a hard-working man from a family that has to work to get what he wants.

Obviously the hard-working man learns more life skills and adapts much to life much easier than the rotten King.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going, and the people with ADHD are definitely the tough ones out there.

2. Cleverness

Something that works for one person may not necessarily work for another.

You could also say that one man's trash is another man's treasure.

Point is - there are certain 'status quo' ways to do things, such as riding a bike, brushing your teeth, or doing work that we are taught is the 'right way'.

But the 'right way' isn't the only, nor the 'best' way.

As people with ADHD face certain obstacles, such as having trouble focusing or hyperactivity, they are able to develop systems that walk around their weaknesses and get the job done.

For example, one of the magazine 'ADDitude' contributors, Linda Roggli, said that she struggled filing her papers at work alphabetically.

So she came up with another way to sort papers - instead of filing alphabetically, she filed according to what she would think about at the time.

So she would for example think about life insurance policies the same way as she would bicycle warranties, so she would sort those two together.

The result? Much faster filing!

While this method may not work for everyone, it did work for her and possibly numerous other people.

Someone with ADHD would never have even thought of filing this way, but because of Linda's thought processes, she was able to try out a newer and (as it turned out) more effective way of doing things.

Sometimes it takes someone with ADHD to try new things and progress in life!

3. High Sense of Fairness

People with ADHD that were/are living with some aids or medications understand that everyone is different and some people require different things for success than others.

Given this understanding, they tend to be more compassionate and fair towards others, thinking first and putting themselves in other's shoes before judging.

Going back to the example with the King, think of this as the difference between a rotten and spoiled King who gets everything he wants and feels high and mighty, as opposed to a working man who is more humbled and understands what it's like to work hard for a living.

The hard-working man is more likely to understand others working as hard as himself and people of various social levels, whereas the spoiled King will be too selfish to care about how others feel.

Judge not, lest ye be judged!

4. Spontaneity

We learn early on in life to control ourselves and our impulses and always think, think, think, before acting.

Well, sometimes, thinking too hard makes the opportunities slip by.

As Eminem sings in his popular song 'Lose Yourself': "... do not miss your chance to blow, this opportunity comes once in a lifetime...".

Point is, some people try to analyze every situation from every different angle before making a move, and you know what? Sometimes, that's just plain wrong.

Sometimes you need to just GO FOR IT, and JUST DO IT! And that's one of the beauties of people with ADHD.

They sometimes act out spontaneously based on their mood and just do it, allowing them to take advantage of wonderful opportunities.

As a woman with ADHD said: “Acting on impulse sometimes results in wonderful things.” She drove to New England in the middle of a snowstorm (completely unplanned trip) which brought her to a town she absolutely fell in love with and later moved to to live in.

She would have never even heard about the town had she not decided to take this drive.

So for those of you with ADHD, rock on! For those of you without, just stop over-analyzing sometimes and DO IT! Take advantage of opportunities presented to you!

5. Beautiful Romantics

Spontaneity, outside-the-box creativity, and heightened energy (all traits of people with ADHD by the way) add a nice twist and excitement to a relationship.

People with ADHD tend to shower their partners with affection and constantly think of new ways to display their love.

There's certainly nothing wrong with doing the same thing over again, but if you can think up of new ways to do something, that just makes things a bit more interesting (at least for some people, not all)!

So for anyone who doesn't have ADHD reading this - when was the last time you showed your partner you cared for them in a unique way?

6. Engaging conversationalists

So don't tell my future wife about this, but I SUCK at maintaining and keeping interesting conversations, especially with people I just met.

There are some people that can strike conversations with strangers, and that's usually they get to meet their life partner.

But not me.

Nope.

I would maybe ask about the weather.

Maybe about what their name is.

Maybe what their favorite color is.

But think of something interesting and creative to say?

Not me.

Maybe when I'm writing I can pull something off.

But when I'm talking to people, I just get stuck.

But that's just me, since I'm usually a quiet introvert who likes to analyze people more than talking.

But that's not the case with people with ADHD.

They can maintain the best and most interesting and intriguing conversations ever.

I am really surprised at how some my friends manage to keep conversations going when even I start to think there is nothing possible to be said!

But it's like they are pulling a HAT out of a RABBIT!

I KNOW!

So for those of you without ADHD, step up your game!

7. Amazing Creativity

So in the previous points, I mentioned that people with ADHD tend to be very clever and spontaneous.

That really adds up to one thing - enhanced creativity.

These people really are able to come up with crazy new things and inventions that 'normal' people would never have been able to do.

Oh, and if you want to see a list of some successful superstars who had ADHD, make sure to check out this post where I list 15 famous superstars who had ADHD as a child, such as Justin Timberlake or Will Smith.

They are able to offer a nice fresh perspective to things, and when I went to an escape room with some friends (a room where you need to 'escape' after solving puzzles and riddles on the way, a very challenging task), few of them having ADHD, they really blew my mind with the ideas they came up with - something I would never in my life have thought of.

So if you ever go to an escape room and want to win the prize for making it out on time, make sure to grab a friend with ADHD, it'll really pay off.

Same applies if you are stuck and need some suggestions, ideas, or good ways to solve problems - make sure to have a friend with ADHD handy :)

That's my list of 7 benefits & advantages of having ADHD!

I hope this was of some value to you and the points listed are definitely true, based on mine and other's experiences at least.

Read more posts like this at https://everything-add-adhd.com/.

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Feel free to ask a question if you have one as well and I'll be sure to respond ASAP.

Talk soon,

Ivan
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What is ADD-ADHD?

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), which was previously called ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is a condition with symptoms such as inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity, and vary from person to person.

The term was once used to refer to someone who had trouble focusing but was not hyperactive, but that was later changed by the American Psychiatric Association in May of 2013.

Both children and adults can have ADHD, but the symptoms (discussed on the ‘symptoms’ page) always begin in childhood.

Adults who have ADHD may have difficulties with time management, staying organized, setting goals, and holding a job.

ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders, as there are an estimated 6.4 million diagnosed children in the United States alone, based on the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Types of ADHD
There are three types of ADHD:

1. Inattentive

This is characterized by being easily distracted but not necessarily being hyperactive or impulsive.

2. Hyperactive/impulsive

This is characterized by being hyperactive and/or impulsive, but not necessarily being easily distracted.

3. Combined

Combined ADHD is characterized by being all of the above: inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive.

Adult ADHD
Adults with ADHD usually had the disorder since childhood, but may have not been diagnosed until later.

The evaluation usually comes about as a result of family/peer/friend/co-worker prompting after witnessing some challenges at work and/or in relationships.

Adults can have any of the three types of ADHD discussed earlier – inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive, or combined.

Although adults can have the same symptoms and types of ADHD as kids, there are still some differences due to the maturity and physical differences between adults and kids.

Severity
ADHD symptoms can range anywhere from mild to severe, depending on the individual person’s physiology and environment.

For example, some people may be mildly inattentive or hyperactive/impulsive when they are working on tasks they don’t like, but yet are able to focus on tasks they do enjoy.

Other people may face more severe symptoms which can drastically affect all areas of life, such as school, work, and social situations.

Symptoms are usually more severe in unstructured group situations (such as a playground where there are no set rules) than in structured situations (such as a classroom where good behavior/attitude/answers are rewarded).

In addition, certain conditions such as depression, anxiety, or learning disabilities may worsen existing ADHD symptoms.

Despite all the information provided thus far, some people claim that symptoms slowly go away with age.

For instance an adult with ADHD who was inattentive as a child may have a much easier time staying focused in later adulthood.

Takeaway
Determining what type of ADHD you have gets you one step closer to finding the right treatment.

Just make sure to discuss all of your symptoms with your doctor so that you get a correct diagnosis.

Did you enjoy the read? Check out more articles on the topic at https://everything-add-adhd.com/what-is-add-adhd
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