Synopsis: From feeling high, to feeling low, from thinking fast, to thinking slow; this busy child wishes adults could see inside her head. Based on the authors personal history with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Hi, Its Me shares the feelings, emotions, and experiences of a child dealing with the many challenges of ADHD. Offering insight into the world of ADHD and presenting a list of tips, this rhyming picture book for children helps those who struggle with this disorder to feel empowered. It lets kids know the diagnosis doesnt define them. It communicates they can find peace knowing theyre not alone in the way they feel.
So, some of you may notice that this book is a little bit different from other books that I’ve read recently… mainly because its a children’s book ahah. But I follow the author on Instagram, and ADHD is really important to me. I have been diagnosed for almost 2 years now, and while ADHD didn’t have a big impact on my life when I was younger, it’s definitely changed my life now that I am living on my own and going through school. And while it wasn’t a huge thing for me, a bunch of young children struggle with it every day. This book is really sweet, and gives a bunch of great ideas at the end for both parents, teachers and kids for how to better manage their ADHD. Having the support of parents and teachers can drastically change a kid’s life, and even having friends who understand what they have can help a lot. So it’s nice to see that Mabry is creating books that can help all these different sphere of an ADHD kid’s life. It really made me happy to see so much passion and creative presentation of information that is so helpful, and I hope that Mabry keeps doing what she’s doing!
If you want to learn more about ADHD, I really encourage you to research it’s causes, symptoms and how it can be treated. ADHD is not caused from too much sugar or playing too many video games – it’s a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects the executive functioning of the people who live with it. This can impact various aspects of their life, such as personal relationships, education and working. It’s really nice to know that you’re understood, and so even by reading up on symptoms and causes, you can help support the ADHD people in your life. And if you want to chat about it, please reach out to me! I would love to talk 🙂
Anyways, I’ll be back with a longer review soon! For now, have a good weekend ducks!
2 thoughts on “Review: Hi It’s Me, I Have ADHD by Katelyn Mabry”
Superb site you have here but I was curious if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get feed-back from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Many thanks!
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Hi Marc! If you have Twitter or Instagram there ADHD community over there is really cool – following hashtags like #DREADPirate or simply searching #ADHD can bring you to a lot of other people. I’m sure places like Reddit also have an ADHD thread, but I don’t use Reddit so I’m less familiar with that. A big ADHD site, ADDitude, also has some forums that might be what you’re looking for! https://www.additudemag.com/forums/
Hope this helps!!