ADHD: Is it a Disorder or a Gift?

I’ve been reading a great book by Drs. Lara Honos-Webb & Scott Shannon called The Gift of ADHD: To Transform Your Child’s Problems into Strengths and I really like the message the writers have to share. While the medical community will likely always treat ADHD (and associated learning disabilities) as a disorder, as parents our goal should be to help our kids recognize that ADHD doesn’t have to mean that they are “broken” as much as “different”. And while being different is always a challenge when you’re a kid, I think you can agree that it can also be a pretty significant advantage in the right setting. So. Please encourage your child (and yourself if you have ADHD), with the idea that having ADHD means being different, but not at all, broken.