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Episode Info: In this episode, Tracy talks about how to respond when a friend, family member, teacher, coworker or boss tells you that there is no such thing as ADHD?  Tracy starts out by sharing her thoughts with anyone who is listening to this episode and doesn’t believe in ADHD and tells them why their viewpoint is hurting their relationship with their ADHD friend, family member or colleague.  Learn how to tell if a relationship is about connection or power. Discover the most helpful thing you can do for someone who has ADHD.  Remember to have a little grace and don’t forget what you used to think you knew about ADHD before you really knew anything about ADHD.    Learn how to respond to comments like:   There’s no such thing as ADHD People with ADHD are stupid, unmotivated and lazy. It’s a character flaw of their own making. I read an article that there is no ADHD in France ADHD is strictly an American phenomenom Big Pharma made up ADHD so it could sell more drugs ADHD is new, it’s a product of modern society. Look at how many more kids are now diagnosed with it. Everyone has some ADHD Everyone has ADHD today We are medicating our kids and turning them into addicts   And finally, Tracy shares how she responds when she’s dealing with a real know-it-all who clearly knows nothing about ADHD. She also ends with a discussion on how to figure out who should and shouldn’t be in your life.   Resources:   I especially dislike sharing this first link but here goes: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/suffer-the-children/201203/why-french-kids-dont-have-adhd   https://psychcentral.com/blog/do-french-kids-get-adhd-yes/   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5510191/   https://adhdrollercoaster.org/adhd-news-and-research/do-french-kids-have-adhd-surement/   https://www.alcohol.org/guides/global-drinking-demographics/   https://ourworldindata.org/smoking   https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/07/health/07essa.html   Summer Sunderland suggested: Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk on Gillian Lynne who had to move to think. Here’s the excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dewkj80G4asHere’s the full Ted Talk:  https://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity#t-77984   Erin Ez shared this link that gives you a real world snapshot of how your child feels struggling with attention and learning challenges:  https://www.understood.org/en/tools/through-your-childs-eyes/player?simq=66dc223a-29e3-4956-ae1e-e7b1beff3584&gradeId=f774ec64-d556-4a06-abae-035bc8683bb6&personalized=true     ...
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