Educator~Speaker~Reading Specialist~ADHD Advocate
ARE you impacted by ADHD?
I am here to...
EDUCATE, EMPOWER & ENCOURAGE
you to join me on this ADHD journey of self-discovery and hope!
Paperback, hardcover & e-book are all available
Launching August 2020
ADHD IS A JOURNEY
Is ADHD impacting you or your child's life and it's hard to know where to turn? The struggle is so real and I can empathize that it surely is a lifelong journey to navigate. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 10. It left me feeling very alone and different. I struggled with reading as a child, which ignited my desire to become a Reading Specialist, to face this weakness head on and to turn it into a strength. I wrote this book and my brother drew the illustrations, based on personal experiences.
To build my credibility, I'd like you to know that I am a Certified Early Childhood/Special Education Teacher and taught for 7 years before choosing to stay home to invest in my 4 little blessings. I do continue to use my masters as a Reading Specialist to tutor children of all ages, with a variety of needs. My dream is to become an ADHD life coach. I have a deep passion for working with children who are struggling to know that they are not defined by their diagnosis. I want children to feel empowered to find strength beneath the struggles. I also want parents, siblings, educators, and peers to be fully educated and encouraged to see more clearly through the lens of ADHD!
J. Charles Friedel is my insanely talented brother, who is a freelance artist focusing on illustration and design. He often works in mixed media and found objects. Based in the Chicagoland area, my bro lives with his wife and three children! Growing up with me as his older sister, chatting and moving around him, offered an all too comprehensive understanding of ADHD. This personal connection made working on this project even more fun and unique from an insiders perspective.