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Little Boy with ADHD Becomes Successful Musician All Thanks to One Caring Teacher

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Sometimes it takes just one person to make a difference, an impact on someone’s life. For drummer Clint Pulver, that person was Mr. Jensen.

In a viral and heartwarming video, Pulver shares his experience growing up with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder — ADHD.

“When I was about 10 years old and I was in school and I struggled…” he explains. “I struggled holding still.”

Pulver talks about how he would constantly tap in class. Teachers would get frustrated or impatient, and one principal even told him to sit on his hands.

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It wasn’t until one day, in Mr. Jensen’s classroom, that a turning point happened for Pulver. When Mr. Jensen asked him to stay after class, the boy was certain he was in trouble.

 

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Fortunately, it was precisely the opposite. “I’ve always been a person that believes that a single moment in time can change a person’s life,” Pulver says. “And this was one of those moments for me.”

What Mr. Jensen said to a young Clint that day will give you chills. “Hey Clint, you’re not a problem,” Mr. Jensen said. “I think you’re a drummer.”

“From that moment on, I’ve never put those sticks down,” Pulver explains. “Just because of a single moment in time when somebody believed in me. And he saw something in me that I didn’t even see within myself.”

Pulver isn’t only a drummer, his website reveals he’s also a motivational speaker and licensed pilot. Hailing from Heber City, Utah, the successful man graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelors in Speech Communication.

According to Understood, ADHD is one of the most common conditions a child can have. “Understanding the challenges of ADHD allows you to find the best help possible for your child,” Understood states.

The condition is seemingly all-too-often misunderstood. Thankfully for Pulver, Mr. Jensen saw him as unique rather than a problem.

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Now Pulver wants to impact lives in the same way. “It’s not about being the best in the world…” he says on his website. “It’s about being the best FOR the world.”

Truly inspiring words from an inspiring man. His story can be an encouragement to anyone who has felt like a problem themselves.

ADHD doesn’t have to be a problem. You just have to know how to find the right pair of “drumsticks” that will help a child soar.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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