ADHD and Me

ADHD and Me

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Blake Taylor's mother first suspected he had ADHD when he, at only three years of age, tried to push his infant sister in her carrier off the kitchen table. As time went by, Blake developed a reputation for being hyperactive and impulsive. He launched rockets (accidentally) into neighbor's swimming pools and set off alarms in museums. Blake was diagnosed formally with ADHD when he was five years old. In ADHD and Me, he tells about the next twelve years as he learns to live with both the good and bad sides of life with ADHD. Blake's memoir offers, for the first time, a young person's account of what it's like to live and grow up with this common condition. Join Blake as he foils bullies, confronts unfair teachers, struggles with distraction and disorganization on exams, and goes sailing out-of-bounds and ends up with a boatload of spiders. It will be an inspiration and companion to the thousands of others like him who must find a way to thrive with a different perspective than many of us. The book features an introduction by psychologist Lara Honos-Webb, author of The Gift of ADHD, and a leading advocate for kids with ADHD.When the proctor announces that the time for the essay is over, I hand in my incomplete paper, knowing full well that my fears have been realized. After the Christmas break, I go to meet with Mrs. Sellars to collect my final exam and discuss my grade. After we greet ... I begin to worry about how I will get through the rest of tenth-grade Englisha€”and then eleventh- and twelfth-grade English. I begin to worryanbsp;...

Title:ADHD and Me
Author:Blake E. S. Taylor
Publisher:New Harbinger Publications - 2008-02-02


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