Their ADHD Doesn’t Have To Limit Them

Kristin Wilcox PH D Author Interview

Andrew’s Awesome Adventures with His ADHD Brain provides insights into ADHD behaviors and provides pragmatic strategies for children with the inattentive subtype of ADHD. Why was this an important book for you to write?

My son does not fit the stereotypical profile of a boy with ADHD since he is not hyperactive and impulsive. Inattentive-type ADHD is under- and misdiagnosed in boys due to the absence of hyperactive behaviors; these children are often labelled as lazy or apathetic. The current literature is lacking in resources for children, parents and teachers on boys diagnosed with the inattentive subtype of ADHD.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about children with ADHD?

That they are all hyperactive and impulsive; that they are not smart because they cannot keep up with school assignments, or get failing grades; that their behavior is deliberate and they can just change it, if they put in the effort.

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who is struggling with ADHD?

Realize what your special talents are and strengthen those. Kids and adults with ADHD are creative, great problem-solvers, and fearless.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

To realize that their ADHD doesn’t have to limit them, but instead they can have limitless possibilities.

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Change what you think you know about ADHD. In this two-part book, Andrew, a child with inattentive-type ADHD, and his mom, Kristin Wilcox, Ph.D., each tell their story about living with the inattentive subtype of ADHD.

How do you survive life and middle school with an ADHD elephant in your brain? Kids with ADHD will relate to Andrew’s reactions to everyday and school-related situations, like remembering to turn in homework, staying organized, and making friends. Using practical strategies Andrew learns to manage his ADHD even when his brain sometimes feels “like and overstuffed garbage can, the lid won’t stay on and garbage is falling out all over the floor”. He even realizes there is a positive side to having ADHD like creativity, fearlessness and hyperfocus.

Dr. Wilcox’s unique perspective as both a mother and a researcher allow her to discuss, parent to parent, the science behind ADHD from someone living in the trenches, learning to work with Andrew’s ADHD brain. Kristin discusses the significance of various aspects of ADHD and the theory and practices of the education and medical professions related to them, distinguishing inattentive-type ADHD from other subtypes. Two helpful appendices include a means for parents to “diagnose” the inattentive subtype of ADHD and a list of resources for parents and children with ADHD.

This book provides unique insights into ADHD behaviors and suggests highly pragmatic and successfully implemented strategies for children with the inattentive subtype of ADHD and their parents (with implications for educators and others who work with children with ADHD). A must read for kids with ADHD and their parents!

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