The next meeting will be on Wednesday October 22nd.
Topic is Favourite Quotes (ADHD relevent):
Here is mine:
‘Karma is the hand dealt, and dharma is what the player does with it”.
Mahatma Gandhi was fond of bridge .He used the game to explain the difference between karma (predetermined fate) and dharma (man’s action)
For me-he means don’t compare yourself with other people .Play what you have as well as you can .Strive to beat you own best performance. Comparisons are irrelevant -we are all playing different deals.
Think of a favourite quote with an adhd connection. What does it mean to you ? Send it to me if you can’t come!
Some other Quotes- are at the bottom of this email.
-22nd November . Maureen will talk about time management .
-I’ve attached a final version of my notes on ADHD and Failure at the point of perfomance
Some interesting links-
1/-Here’s a link from John, to a story about an ADHD college student learning to cope with higher education
2/-Here’s a collection of documents from teachers / education authorities on childen with special needs. Both funny and horribly familiar. (Part of a labyrinthine site run by a Special needs attorney. On other pages you can find very good advice for parents - not all specific to
Here’s my favourite:
from an email written by a teacher to the school psychologist about a child with clearly diagnosed SEVERE ADHD by several qualified medical professionals:
“STUDENT (name changed to protect the innocent) is a strange case. We all feel that his biggest problem is that his mom and dad are looking for any excuse to explain STUDENT’S bad behavior. I do believe that he is somewhat ADHD; however, we have had much more severe cases – (name omitted), for example. STUDENT doesn’t get along with any other student – he picks and complains and antagonizes one and all. I can also say that no one likes him. Not because it is the popular thing to do, but they really don’t like him. His academic levels are low because he has had the crutch of “it’s his disability” used so often that he no longer really tries. He and his parents expect everyone else to do his work and not hold him accountable because it is “his disability”. He won’t start working in class on assignments unless he is specifically told to do so, and he wants to try the excuse “I’m thinking’ when the exercise clearly doesn’t even take any thinking. I don’t know how to counteract a life of parents telling him that there is something majorily (sic) wrong with him. They have tried every test, counseling, medicine that is out there. I can’t imagine how he is to deal with constantly being told that there is something terribly wrong. We have found that if we tell him “that’s it, you act like that or do that again, and you’re outta here,” then he can control his behavior. However, theline (sic) must be drawn in the sand for him to see that he has reached the limit of what we’ll tolerate. The parents and the behavioral plan said we were to do three warnings, but we found that one worked as well as three. We’ll all be interested to get the results of his testing.
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Sometimes I think the problem is that everybody knows how to raise an ADHD child until they have one.
More Quotes- to inspire you before next meeting
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.- Albert Einstein
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.- Maya Angelou
Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha
The only people who don’t make mistakes are the ones who aren’t doing anything.—Anonymous
Perfectionism spells paralysis.- Churchill
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.-
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Never wrestle with a pig; you both get dirty, and the pig likes it.”-- Anonymous