Dr. William Dodson, a psychiatrist and ADHD expert, has a theory that the ADHD brain is motivated by interest versus the non-ADHD brain which is motivated by importance. Pete Resch, an Edge Coach, relates a story that illustrates that principle in action.
As the end of the school year approaches, many teens will start thinking about getting a summer job. Besides the money they can earn, they will learn a sense of responsibility as well as have the opportunity to develop greater self-esteem, practice communication with others and sharpen their skills. If you are a parent with an ADHD teen, here are some tips to help them find a job that matches their interests, abilities and attention capacity.