When I was growing up, my brother was called “hyper” and “lazy” because he had a hard time staying focused and being still when the teacher wanted him to be quiet. Later when one of our boys showed similar traits and started giving the teachers a hard time (by being busy, talking, unable to sit still); we were told he had ADHD. He was diagnosed with less than a 10 minute conversation with our family physician.
We were surprised that there were no tests ran on him. They didn’t check for other conditions that could have been in play. This just didn’t sit well with us so we made an appointment with a specialist.
In the end, our son did have some attention deficit issues but we were able to address most of them with treatments or habits that didn’t involve just drugging him. He was taught to make schedules and to create habits so that he could get through routine things without any struggles. He was taught different study habits and patterns so he could get through school and later go on for his Master’s in Accounting.
When I was asked to be on the blog tour for this book, I was glad to see that the author also considered that perhaps the label of ADHD might be application a little too soon and without proper medical evaluation. Also included is a lot of personal background and experiences that the reader can really relate.
Here is more information on the book and the author:
Emily Heisler says
Thank you for posting