“I know what it’s like to have ADHD: I have struggled, cried, screamed and yelled in frustration. I also know how it feels to win with ADHD, to overcome my fears, to ignore doubters and haters, and reject the stigma applied to ADHD.
I have been on a mission ever since to help young people with ADHD (“ADDYTeens”) thrive with self-confidence and to reject stigma! I self-published my first book “Embracing Your ADHD” when I was just 15 years old. During high-school and college, I mentored and coached kids with ADHD, worked with educators, therapists and doctors who treat ADHD, and kept writing about ADHD on my HuffPro blog.
Learning how to win with ADHD requires a lot of practice. It requires taking instruction, learning new ideas, hard work, patience, grit and perseverance.
I have been there, and I can help.” Grace Friedman
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“Let’s face it, schools don’t teach ADDYTeens how to manage our ADHD. So often, our teachers, friends, even family don’t really understand what having ADHD is all about.
Since 2012, I have been coaching and mentoring ADDYTeens to help them manage their ADHD. Using sports analogies, I developed a set of “PLAYS” which are practical steps for working through challenges, managing time, getting organized, communicating effectively, managing our emotions, and more.
In 2016, I teamed up with Dr. Sarah Cheyette to write a book based on these PLAYS. Dr. Sarah is a noted San Francisco Bay Area Neurologist, author, and expert on ADHD. Together, we completed “Winning with ADHD” in 2018, when I was 21. That same year, I also graduated college – in 4 years, on a scholarship and with honors.
Following my PLAYS has made me a better student, a better friend and a tougher, stronger, more resourceful person. Having ADHD is tough, I face challenges from my ADHD every day. Winning with ADHD is not easy, but you can do it.” Grace Friedman
"Twice the effectiveness in one book"
The combination of an author who has ADHD plus a pediatric neurologist who specializes in it packs twice the effectiveness in one book. Friedman presents her own experiences to the reader, while Cheyette provides the research. The book is written in a format that is palatable to people who may have found other books on ADHD a challenge to read through.”
“Wow, a book that is written for teens with ADHD, not about them or at them—in other words, a book that they will actually read. And they will be so much better off for spending some time with this gem, since the better they understand themselves, ADHD and all, the more successful and happier they will be. (You will also be happier, but don’t tell your teen that.)”
"Winning with ADHD is a grand slam!”
“Winning with ADHD is a truly extraordinary book for teens with ADHD. Written by a young woman with ADHD who has clearly walked the walk, every page is filled with warmth and wisdom. It covers all the important aspects for teens to know about ADHD: from understanding the diagnosis to self-care, medications, and specific strategies for conquering the challenges that arise at school, at home and with friends. Practical advice is buoyed by real-life examples and heart-felt optimism. This book affirms, guides, and inspires, and most of all gives hope to the many teens struggling with ADHD. Winning with ADHD is a grand slam!”
"Full of straight talk"
"It is full of straight talk from the authors and other teens about managing ADHD and winning and thriving personally, at home, in school and with friends. Readers will immediately feel understood while being coached and encouraged to make changes that lead to creating the life they want.”
"An inspiration for teens everywhere"
“Winning with ADHD is a powerful resource for succeeding in school, the home and relationships. The Playbook format is engaging, endearing and so relatable. Grace's personal journey is an inspiration for teens everywhere.”
" Speaks directly to Teens"
“Winning with ADHD speaks directly to teens with positive, practical help for key challenges—from study habits to managing depression. It's a winner!"
Grace Friedman is an inspiration
Grace Friedman is an inspiration to individuals with ADHD everywhere. By taking charge of her ADHD, especially at a young age, Friedman inspires others to live fully, despite challenges. She is a voice and safe harbor for teens with ADHD. Watch this girl – she’s going places."
ADDYTeens need help understanding how their minds and bodies work to succeed. You can’t manage something you don't understand.
ADDYTeens benefit from coaching so we can perform at our best. Learning our “PLAYS” makes it easier to tackle ADHD related challenges.