Who Is Dr. Stern?As a child, I always knew I was different and I quickly learned how to use these differences to my advantage. Very early on, I was identified as a gifted and talented student who was given every opportunity to succeed. My teachers embraced my creativity and I did very well in school. And my parents supported everything I did.
Don’t get me wrong though, I was not immune to personal struggle in life. I had my very own struggles that I grew to learn as “normal.”
Working towards my doctorate really put me over the top. I was seeing too many kids who were labeled as having ADHD, who either did not have it or who were struggling with anything but ADHD. More often than not, people were overlooking the underlying problems contributing to the behaviors… the root cause.
Whether or not it was truly ADHD, I saw children who were misunderstood, misguided, and mislabeled. I was devastated. I saw bright kids who could accomplish so much, but were being held back by a label that served no purpose other than describing differences.
Based on my personal experience, I just couldn’t sit back and watch the damage negative labels had on children and families. I had to do something different… I had information to share and I wanted to get it out to the people who need it the most.
It is my intent to share practical information that can and will make a difference almost immediately.
The Professional Bits:
Dr. Stern holds a PsyD in Clinical Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He is in private practice as a child and parenting coach in North Andover, MA. Along with managing The Truth Behind ADHD, he is the primary caregiver for his two young children.