It has long been known that having ADHD means having executive function deficits which translate into poor organization skills, poor working memory, poor time management, lack of prioritization, and inability to initiate action and stay on task. Often there are poor communication skills and possible emotional ups and downs. So often families tell me how much ADHD has adversely affected their family life and how challenging it is having a family member with ADHD.
As we near ADHD Awareness Month in October, I wanted to focus on the positive attributes of ADHD. To this end, I asked a number of my clients the question: “How has ADHD impacted your family positively?” In this webinar, you will learn their responses and hopefully see ADHD in ‘a new light’. My hope is that you will begin to see ADHD not as a ‘flaw’ to be dealt with in your home, but as something that makes your family unique in lots of positive ways!
- learn from others how ADHD has impacted their family positively.
- be able to see that an individual with ADHD can have many qualities can actually enrich family life.
- hopefully see that you can live with ADHD in a family and that family can thrive!
Terry M. Dickson, M.D., ACG, CPCC is the Founder and Director of The Behavioral Medicine Clinic of NW Michigan that has served adults with AD/HD for the past fifteen years.
Dr. Dickson is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). His passion is working with families affected by ADHD and how it impacts family relationships. Dr. Dickson speaks regularly on AD/HD and has been interviewed locally and nationally on both radio and TV (CNN News), Attention Talk Radio as well as CHADD’s Ask an Expert online. He most recently appeared on an NBC Nightly News Special on Adult ADHD.