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Tara
03-07-03, 04:04 PM
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<td><font face="comic sans ms" size="3" color="#440066"> It's about time a book specifically about ADD and organizing was written. The set up of the book is VERY "ADD Friendly". Main ideas are bulleted and highlighted. There are also review sections at end of each chapter. The ideas and suggestions given in this book may be very helpful to people with ADD.<B>(2002)</B></font></td></tr></tbody>
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carolyn
04-02-03, 12:38 PM
I'm wondering if this book is geared towards adults, or can I use it for some information for my 11 year old too?

Carolyn

Tara
04-02-03, 01:40 PM
I would say for the most part it's geared towards adults. It does cover a whole range of areas that adults have trouble organizing their lives. I'm sure parents could adapt some of those suggestions and use them for areas that children with AD/HD have trouble too.

joe_traylor_61
07-09-03, 02:35 PM
I think the book is very practical. I am newly diagnosed, and this book has helped me to have more success in my endevors by helping me to plan for my ADD-- I am going to be late, or at least running to the last minute, I tend to loose things-- keys, organizer, I will seek excitement, and get bored easily, so keep it fun, challenging, etc. This book has helped me to have some specific ideas, that I could then accept or mold to my situation.

Since ADD kids have many of the same challenges, being late, getting sidetracked, loosing stuff, creating chaos where ever they go, that this book could be very helpful with strategies that are ADD friendly.

Just my humble opinion (jmho)

JT

Life is too short, LIVE NOW !!!

js_africanus
09-25-03, 04:06 PM
The discussion of "ADD arithemetic*" alone was worth the purchase price. It has kept me from buying a lot of things that would only end up making things more cluttered. (In my case, books.)

I haven't done a good job implementing it, although I have done some things at work like get step file folders to keep things visible, but once I figure out how to overcome the ADD iniation disability, I'll be on my way.



*Adding without subtracting.

Wheel1975
09-26-03, 09:16 AM
Originally posted by joe_traylor_61


Just my humble opinion (jmho)

JT



I was accustomed to IMHO and not jmho, so now I'm racking my brain trying to figure out how to make it turn into

JUMBO!

: ) just understand my blasted opinion?
bombastic, briliant, boring, bankrupt,...?

Still struggling... help!

JUMBO (what ever that means!)

Like this is "on topic, soory'

Christiana
03-14-04, 05:16 PM
I am going to be impulsive and go get this book right now (and women with ADD too...) I've getting books fromt he library so far but they don't have these two and I want to read them SOOOO bad!!!

how about this one: JUMBO = Just Under my humble opinion?

hillzy
06-08-08, 11:52 PM
I just bought this book a few days ago, just a wonderful book.

It's the one you'd want to get after you've gone through all the learning and healing processes and are ready to take charge--in my case, this has taken about 4 years now (from the time of diagnosis). I'm only on chapter 3, but I feel so much better for it! Nicely priced too, especially if you're in Canada and have a Chapters iRewards card :)

Justtess
06-09-08, 07:59 AM
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<TD>It's about time a book specifically about ADD and organizing was written. The set up of the book is VERY "ADD Friendly". Main ideas are bulleted and highlighted. There are also review sections at end of each chapter. The ideas and suggestions given in this book may be very helpful to people with ADD.(2002)</TD>
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<CENTER>Purchase at Amazon
(US) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1583913580/ref%3Dnosim/addforums-20/)(Canada) (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/1583913580/ref%3Dnosim/addforums08-20/)(UK) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1583913580/ref%3Dnosim/livingwithadd-21)</CENTER><CENTER> </CENTER>If it works on me, is there a good chance I'm ADD/ADHD? :p

Son was diagnosed few months ago. I may be in denial....though it would explain a lot of things through the years.

nomADD
09-17-08, 07:20 PM
Got my copy today!

toodistracted
09-17-08, 07:34 PM
I'll be getting this one too! I'm sure it will be very useful.

nomADD
09-18-08, 06:22 PM
There's a tip in the book about using a kitchen timer set to go off every 10 minutes, at which point you ask yourself "Am I doing what I'm supposed to be doing?".

I independently came up with my own take on this some time ago but have now been inspired to implement it. The following could be implemented on Windows and Mac OS X, but since I'm running Linux, I'm using what's available to me.

There's an application called RSIBreak which can be used to define intervals of work and breaks. I've got it set up to call a script which does the following:
- Send the current date/time to my timelog file
- invoke a text editor with my timelog file loaded

The idea is that I keep a journal of whether I'm on task or not and what I'm actually doing. Also to encourage me to get on task. Let's see how well it works and if I can make any improvements to this ADD-friendly lifehack.