ADHD was something relatively unknown in the society and country when I was growing up decades ago. It s not a mental illness or personality disorder. It is now believed that ADHD is a bioneurological genetic disorder related to brain development. It is not something that a person can snap out or grow out of it. I would like to share my personal experience on growing up and struggling with many of the symptoms of ADHD. And without having a name of my symptoms for most part of my life, what are the adjustment, sometimes maladaptation that I had (and sometimes still do) to cope with this disorder.
Personally I believe the love and care that goes into cleaning and maintaining the house can have a profound effect on the occupants of the house. Also the interactions that goes on in a place can leave invisible imprints that will continue to effect its occupants of both old and new. In the book, Why [...]
It is now approaching year end and some of us will feel all geared up to start new year with health and fitness goals. To achieve our goals, it helps to have proper planning….as failure to plan would means indirectly planning to fail. However, you would be surprised, if you just spend a little time [...]
I will go right ahead and admit it- I suspect I have ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Why I said I only suspect? Because I have not gotten an official diagnosis on this but a number of symptoms mentioned in Wikipedia on ADHD quite describes me. This suspicion also came to me by chance while I was researching about [...]
An asker’s predicament: I have been recently been diagnosed with ADHD and one of things I noticed is that i tend to be shy or introverted around people. Does this come from the brain cycle when its on the down side? I also have major faced a number of people especially my ex girlfriend indicating she [...]
In a way, it is fortunate because an Aspie usually do not feel lonely. Often, they seemed to be in their own world and are quite comfortable when in their own company. But being with other kids and unsympathetic teachers sometimes can cause them to feel a lot of rejection. A mother would usually suspect [...]
I read this very inspiring article on a mother who struggled with both her daughters who were initially diagnosed with autism. The mother, Marissa wrote on how when her daughter had initially suffered from tantrums, mood swings, tip toed walking, hyperactive, spinning and other signs of children with autism. Her daughter was even self abusive, [...]
Have you ever meet someone who is highly intelligent at a certain area but totally lack social skills? Sometimes, that person can be downright rude but do not seemed to be aware of his effect on people. And you are not the only person with that complains- other people also said that they were hurt by his behavior.
If your child is left-handed, he would probably learn most effectively through visualization and creative tools. The usual education system where logical and analytical thinking is required would leave your child struggling because his mind just operates in a different mode than the usual learning methods that is adapted in the current education system. If [...]