Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

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This Is How ADHD Saved My Life!

This Is How ADHD Saved My Life!
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On a recent trip to France, Joan and I stopped at a wild animal / amusement park in the middle of a forest. It was a beautiful park in a picturesque valley surrounded by tall trees that seemed to reach up and touch the sky. It was in this majestic place of splendor and tranquility that I came face to face with one of my most powerful phobias. And it was there that I tried to overcome my fear. I failed. In the worst imaginable way. Face your fears. So they say. At this park there is a roller coaster type ride that takes a steep climb up the side of a mountain and then it freely sails back to the bottom. Sounds like easy fun, right? I thought so, too. I don’t like roller coasters. I tend to avoid them at all costs. They scare the living crap out of me to put [...]

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Finally! It’s available MY NEW EBook for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD FREE DOWNLOAD!

Finally! It’s available MY NEW EBook for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD FREE DOWNLOAD!

It’s here! My new eBook 7 Crucial Tips for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD is now available for download. The new eBook is a complete book and although it is written for parents and teachers, I believe it will also be a beneficial read for adults with ADHD as well. **Now available as a Kindle book, click here. The PDF free version is now only available in the Kindle edition. A very special thank you to Dr. David Crenshaw and Dr. Catherine Avery for your contributions to this eBook! I am honored for your input, your words of wisdom and the forewords you wrote and are included in this new eBook. A HUGE special thank you to my loving wife, Joan! She put up with me last year when I wrote this burning the midnight oil. I finished this eBook during Christmas and I do believe the completion was her most prized [...]

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To be a Parent or Not to be a Parent

To be a Parent or Not to be a Parent

Should I have a child or should I not have a child, that is the question. And I have an answer: Thanks, but no thanks. Or, to be clearer: No, I do not want to have a cute, little adorable one of my own; I do not want to nurture or raise a baby of my own. This question has come up more times than I can remember and my answer has always been the same. Don’t get me wrong, there have been times when I have felt a little sentimental and thought, oh what would it have been like to raise a small child into an adult, but then as soon as someone says ‘Hey, you’re not too old’ well, that just ruins the whole thing for me and I remember, quite quickly in fact, that I do not want to have a baby. Nope. Yes, accidents happen, but [...]

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Advice I give to young people, students, teenagers, kids and children with ADD or ADHD

Advice I give to young people, students, teenagers, kids and children with ADD or ADHD

There’s a certain question or group of questions which are basically the same that I get asked time and time again. The questions are: “What would you tell your younger self if you could go back in time?” – “What message do you have for the youth today suffering from ADHD?” – “What’s the one thing you would tell a student that would help them achieve academic success…?” And many more, but in the end the answers I give relate to all young people with ADHD, regardless of how the question is phrased: 1) Do not rely on trial and error alone. The typical fashion young people with ADHD learn is through trial and error. I believe there are trust issues involved and of course, not wanting to be hurt or to fail in the face of others or self. I pull from my own experiences in “One Boy’s Struggle: [...]

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What Do Kids Dream About and Why?

What Do Kids Dream About and Why?

I am standing at the edge of a cliff; my toes are curling the edge, as I prepare to jump.  Before me is an open sky, beautiful and clear and, as I look down, I cannot see the bottom, just more glorious sky – this place seems it could be the edge of the world, maybe it is. I am calm, open, even smiling quite delightfully. I feel liberated. I should be terrified, I should be trembling and yet, I am not fearful, not at all. I step off, with my arms open wide as if I can fly and in an instant I can feel the air rushing against me, pressing against me, yet gently, almost hugging me, like a lover’s sweet embrace. I am flying. I really am flying! I am not heading downwards, no, not towards the unseen ground, which must be down there, far, far, below. [...]

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B-Calm audio sedation for the ADHD mind – a Review

B-Calm audio sedation for the ADHD mind – a Review

Having searched the world over, somewhat in vain, for external solutions to help me with ADHD,  I am not the type of person that jumps on any bandwagon which claims to assist or improve the ADHD mind. With that said: When I write I like to have music on in the background and sometimes I like to have the TV and even the radio on, all at the same time. You might think that would be distracting. Not for me. Having so much going on actually helps me calm down and focus. If I can get the right buzz of noise going, then I often zone into hyper-focus mode and I got to tell you, I love it when that happens. However, getting the right buzz going is usually a rarity! Recently, a newer member on ADDer World, our ADHD interactive social website, promoted his B-Calm audio sedation system on his [...]

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Teaching Children about ADHD – A Book Review

Teaching Children about ADHD – A Book Review

Understanding My Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder By Kara T. Tamanini As most of my readers already know, I don’t believe in keeping ADHD a secret from children that have it. I think it’s actually quite important for their growth and mental health to understand what makes them different and why they behave the way they do. It was frustrating for me as a child to feel and act different and yet, think I should be the same as everyone else. Kara Tamanini has put together a very good poignant, encouraging story, with pleasing visual illustrations, about a young boy down on himself and confused as to why he acts differently. This story will be familiar to most of us with basic knowledge of ADHD, and will perhaps draw up childhood memories; however, this is for the younger children, still in the dark, and not yet capable of understanding clinical explanations. For the intended [...]

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