I had to go through this. Your kid doesn’t.
First grade; art class; we had a project where we would take a piece of construction paper and write our names on it with glue. Before the glue dried, we would sprinkle glitter on it and it made this shiny glittery image of our name. Somehow mine came out better than most, and my teacher was very proud. She held it up for the whole class to see. I was proud for that brief moment. Continue reading →
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“This is Why Many ADHD Blogs Suck”
I want to throw some words at you and I imagine many of them you have heard before: Continue reading
by Tom Nardone
There are many people, who associate themselves very closely with their own ADHD. Friend or Foe, ADHD is seemingly that which gets all the credit or takes all of the blame. There is little debate as to the negative aspects of ADHD but many people are somewhat hesitant to acknowledge the positives. I think there are too many positive things I have in common, with those with ADHD, to ignore them. At the same time, the negative things are all too real for me as well.
Things in my life today are great. I have time to do things I enjoy doing and I am enjoying seeing them succeed. Both my websites are growing weekly and I am having more fun with them than anything else I have ever attempted. I have managed to write a book, it will be published next year. My wife and I have time to spend together and talk, and have time for my son who I enjoy playing video games and talking with as well. Let me tell you why I can do these things. Continue reading
by Tom Nardone
So many, of my friends on the internet get angry, when they hear people speak about ADHD as if it is a made-up, ridiculous, notion. It offends them to hear anyone say that their medication is unnecessary superfluous drugs usage. I found myself among them for a long time. It really frosted me for anyone to tell me that my ADHD was just a bunch of bullshit. I would see a post or a comment and I wanted to go to battle stations; many times, I did. There has always been a split: between people who claim to be ADHD, and people who don’t believe in the existence of it. I no longer am angered by this. Continue reading
Posted in ADD, ADHD, Uncategorized
Tagged ADD, ADHD, comedy, Family, humor, Leon Eisenberg, life, Mental health, People, Tom Nardone
One of my favorite readers and I were chatting on Facebook. She was explaining how her fifth grade boy loved my writing. He thinks I am cool and likes that I have ADHD, just like he does. He is clearly a fine judge of character. He also has excellent taste in hats. I asked Elliot if he would like to write a blog post for my site, and he agreed with great excitement. He has done so, and I have to say, this is the most honest thing I have ever read. The main requirement one must have to write for me, is that they must be awesome. Elliot has met this requirement, and he will read any comments you may have for him. His name is Elliot, he is my youngest fan, and he is my friend.
I am Elliot and I am 10 years old. I am in the 5th grade. I am ADHD. Continue reading
Posted in ADD, ADHD, KIDS
Tagged ADD, ADHD, Attention deficit disorder, Family, humor, kids, life, People, school, writing
I am Tom Nardone. I am forty-two years old and very ADHD. The photo you are seeing is a current shot of my man-cave where I currently sit. I am as plagued by ADHD as the next person. I have quit many jobs and been shit-canned from many jobs. I spent many years doing field research on ways not to succeed and how best to have a miserable life. Continue reading
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Tagged ADD, ADD Crusher, ADHD, Alan Brown, Attention deficit disorder, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Family, Health, life, Tom Nardone, writing
There is an center in South Africa that teaches Adults to deal with ADD, and Adults with children to be better parents to kids with ADD. The have just launched their web site today, and I was asked to write an article for them. They are wonderful people and they are doing a great work.
My name is Tom Nardone, and I am ADD. I have written a few articles on ADD. There are some who will tell you that my words in some way helped them. I am grateful it had this affect, but It was not my purpose to help people when I began writing.
It was my purpose to tell people that ADD is not a dramatic or cataclysmic game changer that results in an unhappy life. It is not something that you should be afraid that others will find out about. Since the day I was diagnosed, that was all I had ever heard about ADD. For some people in some circumstances I guess I understand that they feel that way. I even felt that way, but one day I decided things would be different. I heard one too many insensitive remarks, and decided “This Ends Today!” I have never looked back. Continue reading