What it Feels Like to Have ADHD
A Conversation with Kevin J. Roberts
What’s it like to have ADHD? Consider some of the traits: difficulty staying on task, distractibility, trouble sitting still, and poor organizational skills. Now, let’s place these students in a school setting in which success largely depends on being able to: sit in a desk, pay attention, be organized, and stay on task. Our podcast guest this week knows a lot about the topic. Kevin J. Roberts has penned numerous books on ADHD and Cyber Addiction. He also has ADHD and works as a coach for fellow ADHDers. Next-day pointers for supporting this group of kids and the importance of seeing their strengths. (They are often budding entrepreneurs!) Urgent information for all of us, because this is a group in need of urgent TLC. Kevin talks about what’s highlighted across research: these students’ self-esteem can take a pounding over the school years. A charismatic guy who’s, well, super-smart, Kevin even breaks into song about the ADHD brain – don’t want to miss that!
• “Is ADHD A Gift?” Quick-read article by Kevin
• Kevin’s website (You’ll see all of Kevin’s books there – his new one is Schindler’s Gift: How One Man Harnessed ADHD to Change the World)
• Kevin’s ADHD Change the World Facebook Page