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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Attention Deficit Disorder Site! These are the top ten articles that your Attention Deficit Disorder Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Emotional Maturity and Children with ADD
What three words shouldn't you use with kids who have Attention Deficit Disorder? Don't tell them to "act your age." They don't have the same social-emotional age as their peers who share the same birth year. Find out why! What are the implications for their lives?
2. Fireworks Safety and Attention Deficit Disorder
Impulsivity and inattention are hallmarks of Attention Deficit Disorder. When you combine these traits with fireworks, you have an explosive and dangerous combination. Then, factor into this equation the inexperience and feelings of invincibility of childhood and you have a perfect storm for injury.
3. Safety Tips and Kids with ADD
How do you keep kids with Attention Deficit Disorder safe when they are on a school holiday? Lazy, unstructured days can be dangerous days for impulsive children. These safety tips can help all kids, especially those with ADD or ADHD, have a safer and more pleasant time out of school.
4. Developing Resilience with ADD
Why are some people able to go with the flow, work through problems, and carry on, even when bad things happen? How do they persevere, while others crumple at the smallest hint of adversity? The answer is resilience, that ability to persist in efforts and to believe that life will get better.
5. Telling Relatives About a Child with ADD
When you have a child with hyperactivity, it seems that everybody is an expert on your child's behaviors. Strangers will stop you to give their opinions. An ADD/ADHD diagnosis brings some relief. Now you know what is happening and can address the issues. But what do you tell your relatives?
6. Impulsive Behaviors and Danger for Kids with ADD
Kids with ADD are impulsive, creative, energetic, and will persist in trying to solve puzzles that they are interested in. This can be a good thing, unless they are putting themselves in danger. Limit the dangerous situations that your child can find himself in.
7. More Than 25 Activities for Kids with ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder dislike boredom. They will find ways to make their own fun, whether an adult thinks that the activity is fun, or not. Plan ways to help these creative kids enjoy the summer. Here are some ideas that allow kids to build on their strengths and that parents enjoy.
8. Planning Safe Vacation Fun with ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder are blessed with huge doses of creativity and a flair for out-of-the-box problem solving. Add these traits with boundless energy and impulsivity and you have a recipe for an interesting vacation…or a disaster waiting to happen. What's the difference? Planning!
9. 101 Ways to Fight Boredom with ADD
How often do you feel bored? One of the hallmarks of adult Attention Deficit Disorder is a lack of tolerance for boredom. Just what is boredom? It depends on who you ask! However you define it, boredom is not your friend! Here are 101 ways to fight boredom, if you have Attention Deficit Disorder.
10. Finding a Boy Scout Troop and ADD/ADHD
Joining a Boy Scout troop or Venture Crew can be a wonderful experience. Your child can develop deep relationships with peers and other adults. Skills and independence can be learned or enhanced. A well-chosen troop or crew can add to your child’s natural social support network and social skills.
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