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  • How to Transform Your Challenges and Build on Your Strengths
  • By: Lara Honos-Webb PhD
  • Narrated by: Holly Adams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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The Gift of Adult ADD

By: Lara Honos-Webb PhD
Narrated by: Holly Adams
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Summary

If you have attention deficit disorder (ADD), you may act impulsively, daydream, and have trouble focusing, but clinical studies suggest that these same symptoms may make you exceptionally creative, intuitive, and energetic. In fact, many people with ADD claim to have become successful because of their ADD, not in spite of it.

In The Gift of Adult ADD, Lara Honos-Webb adapts the revolutionary approach first introduced in the parenting book The Gift of ADHD to the lives of adults with ADD. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, this book shows you how to transform symptoms into strengths to improve your relationships, job performance, parenting skills, and overall quality of life. You'll also hear inspiring stories of real people with ADD who have become successful in part because of their ability to meet the challenges of ADD and make the most of its gifts.

©2008 L. Honos-Webb (P)2021 Tantor

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Insightful but hard to apply to my life

This book is very insightful and I have learnt a lot about ADD. I can see a lot of the examples in my life. My only gripe with this book (and most books like this) is that they seem to assume the reader has a decent office job or something similar. I work (stuck actually) in retail literally stacking shelves. I got the book hoping it would help me get out of the rut but it hasn't helped since all the examples don't relate. Whats more offputting is when they use examples of ADD people who are very wealthy with very good jobs. Maybe this is to show that ADD people can attain this level, but I guarantee most ADD people are not in these kinds of jobs. I suspect many end up trapped in jobs like mine because they don't conform to society's "norms" or can't get the relevant pieces of paper or even sort their lives out (maybe it's just me) in order to get a decent, interesting, well paid job.

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  • 25-01-22

pretty good book

at first it was distressing because it only reminded me of how i am, i cant afford a brain scan from Dr Amen but in the end I liked it overall so kuch im going to buy 5he hardback to give to my husband to show him how real this is, how it effects every aspect of out lives and most of all you get more of what you pay attention to. if you focus on the negative you just get more negative but if you focus on the strengths of an add person nomatter what age, you are setting them up for success!

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