There is a saying… “if Einstein were alive today, he would be put on Ritalin." When you get down to it that is pretty close to the truth, just imagine what they’d say about Picasso’s painting, when schools think if a person paints the sky purple there might be something wrong with the student.
My guest on today’s show is Stephanie Vlahov, taking from her own experience with her son she wrote her book The Active Creative Child - Parenting In Perpetual Motion to empower parents to question the casually used diagnosis of ADHD. And, to then see their child’s precocity in a whole new way while retaining their sanity!
About “The Active Creative Child”.
The energy of these children can be astounding; their curiosity boundless. Channeling that energy is not only helpful but necessary. Supporting that curiosity is essential! This book provides specific hints for coping, establishing realistic boundaries, avoiding labels and easy judgements (like having ADHD) where any child is concerned. Written in an upbeat style, the author draws from her experience with her own active/creative children and those of others to present a handbook of encouragement and genuine help.
As she says…
We are failing our kids with ADHD by over diagnosing them and overmedicating them - ignoring their inherent creativity and "out of the box" thinking.
So sit back and listen to today's thoroughly interesting and entertaining show as I host today's "A Book and a Chat with Stephanie Vlahov".
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"A Book and a Chat with Stephanie Vlahov".
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You can find out more about my guest and his books at:
"Stephanie Vlahov - The Active Creative Child"
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