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I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and a Christian Kindergarten Teacher. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, quilting and creating innovative, hands on lessons for my students.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bubba Watson wins the Masters! Another ADD Success story!

O.K. so you may be wondering why in the world I would be putting a post about Golf on my Pre-K sight. Well, I hate golf it is boring and long, I have had no interest in it at all until today, Easter Sunday as Bubba Watson and a guy from South Africa went on a shooting match for the win. It wasn't the adrenaline that got my attention but my dad saying, " If Bubba Watson wins it will be a popular win, he's and ADD guy like you and your brother."

Just like my obsession with Michael Phelps at the summer olympics a few years ago I find enjoyment in seeing those who struggled in school find success. As my Dad stated before I myself am ADD and my brother is ADHD. I spent the last hour looking at interviews about Bubba Watson and not only found that he describes himself as a typical ADD kid but also that he is a Christian! I have to say I may be following his golf career from now on.

This is just to say WE CAN DO ANYTHING to those teachers and administrators who said we couldn't, to say that WE CAN LEARN if we are met where we are and understood for who God made us and that WE ARE SUCESSFUL PEOPLE who can use what some see as weaknesses and turn them into strengths!

You can probably tell that I have strong opinions for those who are diagnosed with learning disabilities and then thrown into a classroom where they are just passed on instead of taught. I do think the school system is doing better by kids like me in this century and hopefully the school system and teachers will continue to seek out best practices and teaching strategies that allow everyone to be successful in their own way.

Go Bubba Watson!

Happy Easter,
Christine

4 comments:

  1. Great story! I was cheering for Bubba too! You observations are correct regarding students with minor learning disabilities. My daugther went through a program which changed her life. She has the focus and power to do anything she sets her mind to and because.... she can do all things through Christ who strengthens her! What was a thought to be a disability is now a powerful unleashed gift!

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  2. I know I am hearing more and more success stories from those with learning disabilities. Hopefully the days ofjust passing kids along is behind us and we can truly reach every child. Last night I had an inspiration after writing this to start another blog, please visit! www.theadhdteacher.blogspot.com

    I will be focusing on ADHD, the pros and cons, teachers best practices and startegies and real life stories of how children are suceeding with these so called disabilities. I would love to hear your daughters story and what program she took that was so successful for her.

    Blessings, Christine

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  3. The program my daughter went through is called Learn To Learn. It focused on developing fundamental learning skills at the brain level. She went through a series of physical drills and excersises which helped get her wired up better to learn. There is also a cognitive element done on the computer. It starts at a basic level and works its way up.

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  4. Thanks for this piece. We need all the ADHD success stories we can get. I am an ADHD adult, and I work with ADHD teens and children to succeed in school. I find that success stories really help. I have a book coming out this June that will more hope. Thanks for what you do! I am doing a virtual tour and have the "stops" already planned, but I would very much like you to consider reviewing my book. Please let me know if you have any interest.
    Kevin Roberts, www.kevinjroberts.net

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