Raising resilient youth means bringing up healthy children who understand who they are and how to use their strengths to address their weaknesses. Children or teens with “hidden” disabilities such as learning disabilities or ADHD often feel that the world only views these conditions in negative terms. Research has found, however, that successful adults with LD and/or ADHD have reframed their appreciation of the assets that come from these differences. Project Eye to Eye helps people with LD/ADHD do this by working with peer mentors. This organization also promotes a video series in which well-known adults discuss the strengths that come from their LD or ADHD. The Shark Tank’s Daymond John recently talked with his mother about growing up with learning differences in a family that promoted his resilience by helping him reframe this part of himself. Watch the video here.
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