Guided Imagery offers immediate benefits to children who show characteristics of ADHD, hyperactivity or simply for "busy Kids".
It helps children to calm themselves and stay calm when needed, gain greater control over their environment and channel abundant energy in creative and positive ways.
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Mainstream media would often have us think about ADHD characteristics as bothersome: not fitting in, a child who cannot sit down or sit still whose attention is all over the place. But I have found that parenting a child with ADHD has some positive and often overlooked wonderful aspects that are just screaming at you to pay attention to their beautiful silver lining.
If you take inventory of the aspects of ADHD in your child and truly see the wonderful, positive side of each aspect, we can then ask ourselves
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Sitting still and being calm enough to read a good book for a while might seem contrary to what ADHD is all about. However, fluent reading is an amazing gift for the ADHD child. Reading takes a child away to adventure, fun, excitement and wonder. The imagination is encouraged to go wild on an adventure of the mind. What could be better?
If your ADHD child is having difficulty in reading, there are a number of easy ways to help [...] Read more
Today more and more parents are craving alternatives to Ritalin, Focalin and other ADHD medication. While there is certainly a place for medicine in our world, as concerned parents, we are looking for alternative and sustainable long term solutions for ADHD. ADHD Medications such as Focalin have not been scientifically tested for long term effects but some studies have shown that even over a sustained period, the effects of these ADHD medications seem to diminish or in some cases may be detrimental to the health of our children.
In some reported cases, the use of [...] Read more
Children diagnosed with ADHD or ADD who are naturally very active have more difficulties to integrate the school environment. The class size does not allow much room for participation and individual interaction between student and teacher. Back in 1969, Edgar Dale developed what became the “Cone of Learning” and we believe it is fundamental to understand the “Cone of Learning” to better help the active student. Dale looked at the different ways to teach similar content and analyzed which ways seemed to be the most effective. The study showed that reading, listening to a lecture, looking at pictures or watching a video are all “passive” ways of leaning (we only receive information). He also showed that after a few weeks we tend to remember a lot less than when participating directly in the discussion, giving a talk, simulating the real experience or doing the real thing which are all considered “active” ways of learning (involving both receiving and participating). In other words, our ability to learn and remember things is directly linked to our level of involvement as illustrated in the picture below.
The first thing we can learn from the “Cone of Learning” is that [...] Read more