In Tune with Himself

One parent finds inspiration in her son's musical passion.


Filed Under: Learn to Focus with ADHD

With a guitar in his hands, my shy, oppositional 16-year-old suddenly becomes focused and goal-oriented. I’ve watched him struggle for hours to write even a single paragraph, then deftly pick out the tune of a song after hearing it once on a CD. Music centers him, and his passion shows through. I find it baffling, but inspiring.

Betsy Mitchell, via e-mail

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