By Lee Gehrls, Volunteer Resource Development Coordinator

I’m back.  It’s been some time since I’ve written a blog simply because there is so much research and writing to keep up with on our website, Facebook, emails, meetings, etc.  Something had to take a backseat for a bit.  So for the holidays I’m recycling a couple of my favorite articles by Dr. Larry Silvers from last year’s December blog.  He is a well respected expert in the field of ADHD and has been contributing articles to ADDitude Magazine for a long time.  I know the reason I have found his articles so enjoyable over the years is because not only does he give you sound ADHD information, his writing comes from his heart.  Dr. Silvers has ADHD.  He is completely open about it.  In last year’s blog I noted that he stated he has a daughter with ADHD and three grandchildren with ADHD.  He has learning disabilities, so does his daughter as well as two of the grandchildren.  This is a family who truly knows what it is like to live with the disorder.  They make no excuses or apologies and work to be there for each other.

The title of the first article has changed but the honesty and warmth of his story is the same.  When ADHD Is All in the Family is a good reminder of what it’s like for those who have ADHD and how we can support them –  http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-runs-in-the-family/.  I also encourage you to read the article about his granddaughter, The Pause Button which he wrote in 2005, http://www.additudemag.com/the-pause-button/.

I truly believe these two articles might be just what you need to bring your holidays to a close and they will certainly give you food for thought as you start 2018.