Sunday, April 28, 2019

ADHD: Life is Beautiful by Nico Genes

by Nico J. Genes

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Publication Date: April 15, 2019
Publisher: Nico Genes
Genre: True Story | Inspirational | Parenting
Print Length: 209 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Do you have a child, a close friend, or a relative with ADHD? Do you have ADHD and always feel marginalized? Do you think “ADHD” as a term is often wrongly used? Do you think that ADD/ADHD is just an excuse for bad behavior? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you are invited to come along. 

This is a true story about friendship, understanding, and accepting our differences. You can relate, understand, and reflect upon these ideas through my experiences with my friend and her son (from ages 6 to 11), who was diagnosed with ADHD. You can find comfort through seeing that you are not alone. Many things aren’t simply black or white. 

Every person is complex. Are our environments and life situations our own fault? We can’t choose our parents, and we can’t pick what genes we inherit, but we can control how we behave and treat other people.

Let’s stop pointing our fingers at others. Let’s stop being judgmental toward anyone who’s not like us. They didn’t ask to be different, and they are human just like anyone else. Let’s embrace everyone’s uniqueness and find a way to live in harmony.

Life is hard, but it can be so beautiful.
ADHD: Life is Beautiful by Nico Genes

ADHD: LIFE IS BEAUTIFULNico Genes has written a heart-warming story of friendship, of love, of support and acceptance from the point of view of the friend. This true story will resonate with those who know of or have ADHD and understand the stigma often associated with it.

The things anyone with ADHD needs is acceptance for being different, patience for those uncontrollable differences and an environment where they can grow to their full potential. Parents of a child with ADHD know the stress, the feeling of being on their last nerve and the pain of watching their child be ostracized by both their peers and the adults who should know better.

Sadly, even in today’s “enlightened” society, where we must tip toe through the minefields of “shaming” or “offending” those who are able to articulate, the ones who truly deserve to be given a pass aren’t. Since when has it been politically correct to not protect those who truly are different through no fault of their own? Medications do not always work, dietary changes do not always work, but compassion never should be ignored, yet, how often have you heard, “Kids can be so cruel?” (And where did they learn that?)

ADHD: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL is a simple story of caring and acting on what we know is right!

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