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Greetings from the Land of Oz! Not Australia--Kansas!
My mother used to say that, "Children are a lot of work." Boy, was she ever right! She also told me that I would need to raise "at least two of your own to pay for your raising." Looking back, I'm surprised that she said two. I would have said at least four!
Parenting is one of those jobs that have a long, steep learning curve. You need to balance what children want with what they need. Children with Attention Deficit Disorder have all of the same needs as other children. They need safety and security. A sense of love and belonging is important. Good nutrition, exercise, and creative outlets are necessary for a well-rounded child. However, layered over these basic needs, children with ADD/ADHD also need strong parental advocates.
I had to learn to be a strong advocate. This article gives an outline of what I think it takes to raise a confident child with ADD. What ideas do you have? What have you found that helps your child? Please feel free to post to the forum. It's easy to do. Here are instructions on how to register:
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