Now more than ever, you have to assure (kids) that it’s okay to be different. It’s okay to be wired a different way. It’s okay to not be like others. And we need to celebrate you for you because nobody is like you – and that’s a positive.
For kids that have ADHD, there is no disorder, there’s nothing wrong with you. There’s something wrong with the world. We live in a world where everyone wants you to be a laser and you have to remember that you’re a lighthouse… your brain is beautiful. Society didn’t do a good job telling you that you’re creative… that you have the ability to focus on many things at once. You’re freaking awesome.
I’ve been as personally successful and as happy as anyone can be in my life. I’ve had to deal with ADHD, and the perceptions that go with it. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s the way God made you. And, I’m very comfortable with that… Just don’t be ashamed of it, and don’t be afraid to seek help.
ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed-and widely misunderstood-neurological conditions in the world today, affecting nearly 10% of kids and a rising number of adults. But what if having an ADHD brain is actually an asset? A growing number of innovators, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, Olympic athletes, and award-winning artists have recently disclosed that their ADHD, managed effectively, has played a vital role in their success.
The Disruptors documentary hears from many of those game-changing people about their ADHD, and takes an immersive look at our approach to ADHD that debunks the most harmful myths, intimately taking viewers inside a number of families as they navigate the challenges-and the surprising triumphs-of living with ADHD.
“Stephanie Soechtig did not spend much time thinking about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder before Nancy Armstrong approached her with an idea to make a documentary film about it.
All she had heard were stories that children were often misdiagnosed and over-medicated for a condition they could very well be making up. Armstrong knew ADHD for what it really was, not something made up, but something her husband and two children have. She recruited Soechtig, a documentary filmmaker, to tell that story…” Read More
It is Silent
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