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My 10 year old son has ADD. He was diagnosed last Fall. (2012).  We have chosen to use essential oils to manage the symptoms and they are working! Enough so that his 4th grade teacher believed he was on Ritalin all year.

We use a blend called, “In Tune.” I roll it on the back of his neck each morning and off he goes to school. He tells me he can tell when he forgets to use it and says it really helps him focus.

I have always told my son that ADD is a gift. People who have it are so creative and artistic. He too believes it is a gift and openly shares that he is gifted with others.

I recently found out from my son that there was a boy in his class last year that would make ADD jokes. An example would be, “how many kids with ADD does it take to screw in a light bulb.”

I was shocked. We had attended a small “Community School” where differences were supposed to be celebrated. We had left the school after this year because of other major issues in the school, but this really hit me hard.

Upon hearing this today from my son I was saddened at the cruelty of this child who was someone my son had called his best friend in first and second grade.

So, I share with you an article I found listing the many famous people with ADD. Please share it with others, and please lets all try to see our differences as the gifts that they are meant to be.


Famous People with ADD/ADHD: The Positive Side of ADD/ADHD

Kay Whittenhauer, Yahoo! Contributor Network

There are a lot of positive traits that people with ADD/ADHD have. For example, the top 10 characteristics are: creative, artistic, intuitive, empathetic, visionary, inventive, sensitive, original, loving, exuberant.1 Those are all good things! People who have these qualities, and know how to use them well, can go straight to the top!

Famous actors and entertainers with ADD/ADHD: Will Smith, Jim Carey, Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Henry Winkler, Patty Duke, and Bill Cosby.

Famous athletes with ADD/ADHD: Michael Jordan, Bruce Jenner, Magic Johnson, Nolan Ryan, Terry Bradshaw, Babe Ruth, Greg Louganis, Vince Lombardi, and Pete Rose.

Famous artists with ADD/ADHD: Pablo Picasso, Ansel Adams, Vincent Van Gogh, and Salvador Dali.

Famous authors with ADD/ADHD: Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Leo Tolstoy, Robert Frost, and Edgar Allen Poe.

Famous business tycoons with ADD/ADHD: Bill Gates, Ted Turner, Malcolm Forbes, Andrew Carnegie, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, FW Woolworth, and Walt Disney.

Famous Hollywood movie directors with ADD/ADHD: Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock,

Famous inventors with AD/ADHD: Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright, and Alexander Graham Bell.

Famous musicians with ADD/ADHD: John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Cher, Buddy Rich, Beethoven, Mozart, and Handel.

Famous politicians with ADD/ADHD: US: President John F. Kennedy, President Thomas Jefferson, President Abraham Lincoln, President Dwight Eisenhower, President George Bush, and President George W. Bush. International: Anwar Sadat and Winston Churchill.

Famous scientists with ADD/ADHD: Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Nicolai Tesla, Louis Pasteur, Galileo, and Sir Isaac Newton

Other famous people with ADD/ADHD: Eleanor Roosevelt, General George Patton, Norman Schwartzkopf, Christopher Columbus, Socrates, Napoleon, Nostradamus, and Evil Knievel.

A lot of people with ADD/ADHD find enormous success in more than one career– just look at Suzanne Somers or Joan Rivers. Suzanne Somers is a huge Hollywood TV star turned entrepreneur (she has highly successful fitness, clothing, and jewelry lines), turned best-selling author. Like wise, Joan Rivers is comedienne turned radio and TV star, turned entrepreneur (her jewelry line is carried by QVC).

The sky’s the limit! All these famous people with ADD/ADHD used it to bring them to greatness!