I'm currently reading the book RIGHT BRAINED CHILDREN in a LEFT BRAINED WORLD, Unlocking the Potential of your ADD Child, by Jeffrey Freed, M.A.T., and Laurie Parsons. I decided to give this book a read because of my DS. He is such a boy! My husband and I elected to homeschool our kids, and every day I realize more and more that it's the right thing to do. If my DS were in public school he would be labeled ADD or ADHD, and would constantly be in trouble. I've no doubt about it. However, having him home and being the one responsible for his education is not an easy task. It's up to me to keep him focused and make sure he completes his work. Some days I feel like hitting my head against a wall. My DS is an awesome person. He is caring, sharing, smart, giving, and is eager to please. He is also easily distracted, bored with paper work (he acts like it is torture) and he can't write eligibly to save his life. So what's a mom to do? Well, I'm reading this book to try and figure him out. I want to know what's going on and on and on and on in that mind of his. So far he does fall into the category of those who are labeled ADD/ADHD, which according to this book simply means he is a right brained thinker/learner. I think that for the most part I am also, according to the short quiz given. So why can't I understand him? I think it's because I'm still far too attached to the way we are 'supposed' to learn, which according to the public school belief system, is books, worksheets, memorization then regurgitation. That just doesn't cut it for my DS. He wants to DO things. I have yet to get to the chapter in the book that will supposedly give me ways to work with my DS. I sincerely hope that I will be enlightened and able to better connect with him on a day to day basis.