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Author: Lucy Jo Palladino,Thom Hartmann
ISBN: 0892811285
Pages: 280 pages
Publisher: Park Street Press; First Edition edition (August 11, 2003)
Language: English
Category: Schools & Teaching
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e-Book The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child epub download

by Lucy Jo Palladino,Thom Hartmann



Thom Hartmann demonstrates that ADHD can be associated with creativity, high achievement, and a most . Shows that, rather than being problems, such children are an important and vital gift to our society and the world. AZ Net News, Aug/Sept 2004)

Thom Hartmann demonstrates that ADHD can be associated with creativity, high achievement, and a most successful adaptive style. Edward Hallowell, . author of Driven to Distraction). Once again, with tireless scholarship and a bit of poetry, Thom Hartmann helps take us to the edge of knowing ourselves, our brains, and our world. author of A User's Guide to the Brain). AZ Net News, Aug/Sept 2004). Hartmann shows the positive sides of ADHD and how as a society we have turned these same traits into negatives.

The Edison Gene book. Hartmann, creator of the hunter versus farmer theory of ADHD, examines the latest discoveries confirming the existence of an ADHD gene and the global catastrophe 40,000 years ago that triggered its development. Citing examples of significant innovators in our modern era, he argues that the children who possess the Edison gene have neurology that is wired to give them brilliant success as innovators, inventors, explorers, and entrepreneurs.

Hartmann, creator of the hunter versus farmer theory of ADHD, examines the latest discoveries confirming the existence of an ADHD gene and the global catastrophe 40,000 years ago that triggered its development

Hartmann, creator of the hunter versus farmer theory of ADHD, examines the latest discoveries confirming the existence of an ADHD gene and the global catastrophe 40,000 years ago that triggered its development. Citing examples of significant innovators in our modern era, he argues that the children who possess the Edison gene have neurology that is wired to give them brilliant success as innovators, inventors, explorers, and entrepreneurs

Hunter Children Can Save the World. com User, October 8, 2003. In this book, Thom logically progressed up what the former California Senator . Hayakawa called the abstraction ladder.

A modified version of the chapter "Edison-gene girls and women" first appeared in the anthology Understanding Women with AD/HD, Advantage Books, 2002"-T. Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-256) and index. Introduction: A new view of your children - PART 1: THE PAST: The world of the Edison-gene child - The dawn of civilization - Three ways humans were killed off by weather - PART 2: THE PRESENT: Anatomy of a diagnosis - The mystery of novelty-seeking behavior - Genes move around and turn on and.

by Lucy Jo Palladino, P. This article was excerpted with permission from the FOREWORD of the book: The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child by Thom Hartmann. As Thomas Edison once said, "The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child. by Thom Hartmann · Lucy Jo Palladino.

"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly.

I will call this genetic gift the Edison gene, after Thomas Edison, who brought us electric lights and phonographs and movies and - literally ten thousand other inventions. No doubt, some time soon we'll have a better, more complete list of specific genes that make up what Dave deBronkart first called the "Edison trait" back in 1992 and Lucy Jo Palladino expanded on considerably in 1997 in her wonderful book The Edison Trait. For the moment, however, I'll use the useful shorthand of the "Edison gene. Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth.

Thom Hartmann, creator of the "hunter/farmer hypothesis" of ADHD, argues that children who possess the Edison gene are adapted to give them brilliant success as innovators, inventors, explorers, and entrepreneurs, while these same qualities often cause them problems in the context of ou. .

Thom Hartmann, creator of the "hunter/farmer hypothesis" of ADHD, argues that children who possess the Edison gene are adapted to give them brilliant success as innovators, inventors, explorers, and entrepreneurs, while these same qualities often cause them problems in the context of our public schools. Hartmann offers concrete strategies for helping Edison-gene children to reach their full potential.

Find nearly any book by Lucy Jo Palladino. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child: ISBN 9781594770494 (978-1-59477-049-4) Softcover, Park Street Press, 2005. The Edison Trait: Saving the Spirit of Your Free-Thinking Child in a Conforming World. by Lucy Jo Palladino. ISBN 9780812927375 (978-0-8129-2737-5) Hardcover, Times Books, 1997.

New scientific research shows how the ADHD gene has been critical to humanity’s development for 40,000 years• Shows how artists, inventors, and innovators carry the gene necessary for the future survival of humanity|• Explains why children with the Edison gene are so often mislabeled in our public schools as having ADHD• By the creator of the “hunter/farmer hypothesis” of ADHDThomas Edison was thrown out of school for behavior that today would label him as having ADHD, but his mother understood how to salvage his self-esteem and prepare him for a lifetime of success. The quick-thinking and impulsive characteristics of what we term ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) are not signs of a disorder at all, but rather are parts of a highly adaptive and useful skill set that served our hunting and gathering ancestors very well. In The Edison Gene Thom Hartmann shows that these characteristics have also been critical to the survival and development of our modern civilization and will be vital and necessary as humanity faces new challenges in the future. Hartmann, creator of the “hunter/farmer hypothesis” of ADHD, examines the latest discoveries confirming the existence of an ADHD gene and the earth-wide catastrophe 40,000 years ago that may well have triggered its development. Citing examples of significant innovators of our modern era, he argues that the brains of the children who possess the Edison gene are wired to give them brilliant success as innovators, inventors, explorers, and entrepreneurs, but that those same qualities often cause them problems in the context of our public schools. Hartmann offers concrete strategies for helping Edison-gene children to reach their full potential and shows that rather than being “problems,” they are an important and vital gift to our society and world.


Tall
Thom Hartmann does a very good job in explaining what ADHD is.( Everyone in society has some type of psychological problem(s), and I believe that there are no exceptions, its just ADHDers tend to stand out because they don't stand in line like everyone else). What Hartmann does , unlike todays mainstream experts, is focus on the positive aspects of ADHD rather than the negative traits which seems to be the most prevalent trend in todays group of "psychology experts". An insightful and refreshing read and a must for those who are looking for information outside the mainstream thought on ADHD.
The book can get a little dry at times but is worth the entire read.
Cha
The book isn't new but as someone with ADD and as someone who writes and works more creatively because of my ADD and medication as well, I appreciate the refreshing perspective of ADD as a gift, and part of the hunter thinking we need in our world. Thinking in and of itself can be a novelty; thinking critically and even more, out of the box, is a gift that needs to be recognized. The book goes a long way in giving recognition to a way of thinking too often stigmatized. I recommend for general readers, parents and teenagers.
Carol Smaldino, CSW, [...]
Mezilabar
Good for parents who think it's the end of the world when their child is diagnosed. Every child has strengths and weaknesses, this tells you how to make the most of the strengths and be an effective advocate. Having gone through this twice, with my son (very happy and successful now) and now with my brilliant grandson in first grade, (this was a gift to my daughter in law)I really appreciated the way Thom Hartman reframes the nature of ADD and ADHD from disability to gift under the right circumstances.
Cildorais
My son's pediatrician recommended the book after we went to him because there were concerns my son was ADHD and may need medication to be "successful" in school.

Reading the book I learned as much about myself as I did my son. The recommendations made by the author on how to best deal with these children just seemed to make sense. As I approached the end of the book I decided to try some of the things Thom recommended. I spoke to my son about his gift. I then assigned him several responsibilities for him to carry out each day (involving him in the family) and made a commitment to deal with him with the same respect I expected. My wife and myself were both beside ourselves with the instant change.

My son has went from being a big "little kid" to being a small "young man" overnight.

I bought two add'l copies to give to my son's teacher and principle and encourage other parents to do the same.
Dilkree
Great book. Interesting for anyone who has or deals with someone with ADHD.
just one girl
As a 53-year-old woman just recently diagnosed with ADHD, I have been reading a lot of books & articles on the subject. So far, this is the only book that has given me a history of my behavior in such a way that has caused me to celebrate them instead of being ashamed & seeing myself as damaged. I now proudly say, "I'm a hunter in a farmer's world"! Which sums up an often misunderstood diagnosis to those around me. It actually opens the door for real conversation instead of defending myself to the usual comment; "That's just for kids that can't sit still in class"!
Karon
I recommend this book to anyone who is seeking information on ADD/ADHD. It contains first hand knowledge and is thought provoking. I do not easily accept "labels" on children and I also like to know the foundation on which information is based. This book helped me to think outside the box regarding the behavior of my grandchild. I found it helpful and a relief in my search for knowledge. Katie
This is an excellent explanation of a theory about the phenomenon of attention deficit disorder. In my experience as a physician and father of ADHD kids this makes some sense. Very interesting, with consequences for education and child rearing.