The Edison Gene - Thom Hartmann (Paperback)

ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child

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Barcode
9781594770494
Department
Books
Released
14 Jan 2005
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Thom Hartmann
Subtitle
ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Inner Traditions
Language
English
Number of Pages
262
Dimensions
229 x 152 x 25mm (381g)

Summary

  • 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.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Childcare/Parenting
BISAC Subject 1
Family & Relationships / Parenting / General
BISAC Subject 2
Education / Special Education / Learning Disabilities
BISAC Subject 3
Psychology / Developmental / Child
BIC Classification 1
Child care & upbringing
Library Subject 1
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Miscellanea.
Library Subject 2
Attention in children.
Library Subject 3
Divergent thinking.
Academic Subject 1
Cognition Disorders
Academic Subject 2
Child Psychology
Dewey Classification
649

Inside Flap

HEALTH / PARENTING

“Thom Hartmann demonstrates that ADHD can be associated with creativity, high achievement, and a most successful adaptive style.”
Edward Hallowell, M.D., 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.”
John J. Ratey, M.D., author of A User's Guide to the Brain

Thomas Edison was expelled from school for behavior that today would label him as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but his mother understood how to salvage his self-esteem and prepare him for a lifetime of success. In The Edison Gene Thom Hartmann shows that the creativity, impulsiveness, and distractibility that are characteristic of ADHD are not signs of a disorder at all, but instead are components of a highly adaptive skill set utilized by our hunting and gathering ancestors. These characteristics have been critical to the survival and development of our modern civilization and will be vital as humanity faces new challenges in the future.

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. He offers concrete strategies for helping Edison-gene children reach their full potential and shows that rather than being “problems,” such children are a vital gift to our society and the world.

THOM HARTMANN is the award-winning, bestselling author of over a dozen books, including Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception and The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight. A former psychotherapist and founder of the Hunter School, a residential and day school for children with ADHD, he lives in central Vermont.

Author Bio

Thom Hartmann is the award-winning, bestselling author of over a dozen books, including Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception and The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight. A former psychotherapist and founder of the Hunter School, a residential and day school for children with ADHD, he lives in central Vermont.