This is the twenty-ninth in a series of brief posts during October — global ADHD Awareness Month. Each features a quote that relates to ADHD and neurodiversity.

. . . it’s not only our children’s emotional floods that cause problems. An emotional desert, where feelings and the right brain are ignored or denied, is no healthier than a flood. We see this response more often in older children. 

     – Daniel Siegel, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

Difficulty with emotional regulation is often a big part of living with ADHD.


Learning about the brain and about emotions can help ADHD children and adults understand and be more compassionate toward themselves.


Dr. Daniel Siegel has made how the brain works much more understandable for all ages. His book The Whole Brain Child is a valuable resource. You might also want to Google YouTube for videos about his brain-in-the-hand model. Here’s one example.

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