One of the biggest issues – if not “the issue” – we struggle with, due to our ADHD, is time blindness. Nothing is more important than what we’re doing “now”. Hence, it’s hard for us to plan; to organize our lives thinking about what’s coming and according to our goals.
In the following clip, Dr. Barkley explains what time blindness is. He goes as far as saying that, “ADHD is, to summarize it in a single phrase, time blindness.”
ADHD and Time Blindness: Dealing With Time
Defining time blindness as a “nearsightedness to the future,” Dr. Barkley shares a hilarious anecdote from the adults clinic. He teaches us about the purpose of the frontal lobe and, also, how the front and back part of our brains matter in the understanding of ADHD.
Children With ADHD
Dr. Barkley also addresses parents of children with ADHD. He hopes that they can comprehend that the issue is not about lack of knowledge.
I hope you enjoy it!