My Special Mind
My Special Mind follows Trey through his typical day and how he navigates as an 8-year-old with ADHD. It’s a great social story about how everyone thinks differently and has their own talents and creativity. Check out all our Children’s Books!
My Special Mind by L.J. Day
“My mind is always with me, thinking, and creating fun things to do and see. That’s what’s so special about me”.
All too often children with ADHD feel as if the focus is always on correcting or highlighting the negative behaviors associated with having ADHD. As an educator and a mom with a child who has ADHD, I wanted to bring acceptance to certain attributes of having ADHD.
“My Special Mind” is a book all children can relate too. Having ADHD can be fun, exciting, and adventurous. An ADHD mind is a special mind.
“My Special Mind” is a great reminder of how special everyone’s mind truly is.
My son and I embarked on this special project, where he takes the reader on a journey inside the mind of ADHD.
Buckle up, an 8 year old’s mind is definitely an interesting place to be! “My Special Mind” is about the struggles and attributes of having a special mind. It follows Trey through his typical day and how he navigates as an 8 year old with ADHD. It’s a great social story about how everyone thinks differently and has their own talents and creativity. This is a great for teachers and parents alike. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as we enjoyed creating it.
Trey is diagnosed with severe ADHD, ODD, Epilepsy, and sensory sensitivities. With all of this comes challenges. I would always hear grumbles from him about how “he just can’t do this or that”. I wanted to find a way to inspire and empower him to prove to him that anything is possible if you put your mind to it, and work hard for it. We sat down together and I had him make 2 lists. 1 list for all of his successes, and another list for all of his struggles. I took those 2 lists and created this beautiful story. “My Special Mind” started out as a project just between us, a special way for us to bond. After reading the finished story, I soon realized that this book was truly something special and felt compelled to share it with the world. Trey’s perspective on daily life and his thought process is felt by so many children and adults alike. That’s what makes this book unique.
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About Author L.J. Day
L.J. Day, award-winning author of the 2018 Purple Dragonfly awards, was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She is married and has three energetic children. She is a Special Education Teacher. Laura is an advocate for special education and special needs children and gains her inspiration for her writing from her own children and students. She discovered her passion for writing when she embarked on a special project with her oldest son as a way to show him he could accomplish anything he put his mind to. My Special Mind was that special project, which was released in March 2018.
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