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Living With ADHD in a Pandemic

In this Voices of Compassion episode, we sat down with Ross Loofbourrow, an adult with ADHD who’s learned to embrace his differences as strengths and tap into his hyper-focus in a positive way. Ross believes ADHD is a superpower: in this episode, he’ll not only explain why, but share tips that may just make you feel the same way.

Working remotely while the kids distance learn from the dining room table and the dishwasher’s full and the couch covered in laundry and the dog needs a walk and it’s already snack time even though you just cleaned up breakfast…The past year has been a time of distraction and overwhelm for all of us, especially those with learning and attention differences.

ADHD is a common neuro-developmental condition that affects about 9% of children in the U.S. between the ages of 3 and 17. In today’s podcast episode, we’re talking with Ross Loofbourrow, an adult with ADHD who has learned throughout his lifetime to use his differences to his advantage, and leverage his strengths as superpowers. Ross shares his experiences living through a pandemic with ADHD — the joys, the struggles, and the strategies he’s learned along the way.

All Voices of Compassion podcast episodes are available on-demand to stream or download. Listen to Living With ADHD in a Pandemic online at podcasts.chconline.org. You can also subscribe to Voices of Compassion on Apple podcasts, Spotify and other podcast apps.

Voices of Compassion is a weekly podcast produced by Children’s Health Council (CHC) with insights, inspiration and creative conversations about mental health, education and family.

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