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May 11, 2020

Today’s show is a different one. I’m interviewing a 12-year-old with ADHD who is easily distracted. He hopes you will be, too.

It’s an extra special privilege to interview my son, Z. Jay Baxter, who just released an activity book for his 12th birthday. It’s called The Notebook of Mass Distraction: Boredom Busters for Busy Brains. He has also started a YouTube channel and would love for you to follow him there.

Show Highlights:

  • Why Jay is intensely passionate about his time with friends
  • Why chaos and destruction are Jay’s personal brand of intensity
  • How Jay tends to get hyper-focused on something he’s interested in
  • Why Jay needed to hide in his jacket during recess at school during a particularly rough time
  • How Jay’s intensity got out of control in a situation at school three years ago
  • How Jay uses his fire for good in hyper-focusing on one goal
  • How medications and friends help Jay harness the power of his intensity for good
  • How piano music and Harry Potter help Jay sleep
  • Good advice that Jay has received: “Just because you hear something doesn’t mean it’s true.”
  • Books recommended by Jay: the Warriors series by Erin Hunter and the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
  • Jay’s Notebook of Mass Distraction and the responses he’s received to it (there will be more!)
  • Final words from Jay: “Remember, we all need a bit of validation in our lives. Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to you.”

Resources:

Jay's Workshop Of Wonder

 Find Jay’s Workshop of Wonder on YouTube!

 

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