YOUR TIME, YOUR HOME, YOUR LIFE
Adults with ADHD who felt they were doing well
always had someone who accepted them for
who they were. —PERSPECTIVE, PAGE 30
28 SKILLS 29 GOODHABITS 30 PERSPECTIVE 32 MYSTORY
WHAT IS THE PERFEC T GIFT FOR an ADHDer? For me, it would be something to help me with
the day-to-day circus that is life with
ADHD. Something like, say, these fine
(and fictitious) products.
Reading other people’s facial expressions is a crapshoot at best. Emoti-glasses would do the work for me, flashing “happy,” “angry,” or “embarrassed”
for a few seconds across the lens. This
would give me time to gear up for an
exchange, or turn around and walk (or
run) like hell.
R Mood Shirt
Rather than flagging other people’s feelings for us, the mood shirt would broadcast our moods to others. Sure, you can
still find the mood rings of yore, but
they’re too subtle for our purposes.
By the time someone’s close enough to
see the color of my mood ring, it’s too late:
They’re in my bubble, and they’re either
gonna love it or not.
T Clutter Alarm
Like a carbon monoxide detector, the
clutter alarm would plug into the wall.
Instead of detecting fumes, it would have
sensors (or something) that would tell
me when my clutter has reached a toxic
level. The alarm would be customizable
to your level of overwhelm.
U Bounce Back Clothing
For those of us who feel like the world
is a giant pinball machine—and we are
the balls, not the players—wouldn’t it be
nice to have an ensemble made of fabric
that protects us from bruises, scrapes,
sprains, and other injuries, and looks
What if those around you understood
your ADHD? What if they supported you
when they saw that you were flagging,
and loved you the way you are? Unlike
the other gifts, with more education, and
compassion, this one may be possible.
—ZOË KESSLER (from psychcentral.com)
IN AN IDEAL WORLD
Gifting an ADHDer
Presents you’d love to open.