Plagued by severe undiagnosed ADHD and reading difficulties, I began disrupting class in 4th grade. I believed my peers would laugh at me for being “dumb” so I made sure they laughed at me for being “bad” instead. I was defiant, disruptive, relatively unmotivated. By sixth grade my academic skills were so below grade level that I was pulled / kicked out of school.
During my senior year, I started gambling. The next five years were a cycle of lying, cheating and stealing to feed my addiction. In 2001 I entered recovery. I am now clean 15 years.
Today I am a certified teacher, presenter, and international key note speaker. I have co/authored six books, including International best seller, Discipline with Dignity 3rd Edition, Taming of the Crew, Power Struggles,and That One Kid.
I live with my wife, who is a world renown artist (www.reneemendlerart.com), two kids and two pets.
I look forward to seeing you at a workshop or conference in the future.