“He’s Just Like Me!”
All children need role models who look like them. For kids with ADHD, those heroes and heroines take on extra importance. They show our kids that success is within reach, that persistence pays off, and that ADHD or ADD is not a character flaw or a disability. During ADHD Awareness Month, we spend extra time seeking these stories and profiling these role models — broadcasting positivity for ourselves, our kids, and the whole world to see.
This illustrated children’s book by ADDitude blogger Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT tells the story of Charlie, who gets in trouble a lot. But, he can’t help it! He has a whirling, twirling motor that makes him wiggle and squiggle. This heartwarming read is an appropriate and helpful early book for children who need to hear the message often that their ADHD behaviors are neither awful nor a personal failing.
“A sweet-natured and practical reminder to focus children (and ourselves) on strengths, gratitude and success, even when (especially when) times feel challenging.” — Mark Bertin, M.D., author of Mindful Parenting for ADHD and How Children Thrive
Enter to Win My Whirling, Twirling Motor
To win one of three copies of My Whirling, Twirling Motor (a $13 value each), use the Comments section below to tell us: Who are your favorite ADHD characters from books, film, or TV — and why?
Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST.
Only Comments posted with a valid email address will be considered valid entries. One entry per household per day. The editors of ADDitude will select two winners at random and notify them via email on Friday, November 1, 2019. (Official rules)