24 March 2009
Let's Get Focused
Part of the Total Focus program is a disc for your child to listen to. It was only about 15 minutes long, but getting Tristen to sit still and actually listen to it took four attempts. I ended up having to go sit Indian style in the center of the living room with him to help get him away from distractions.
I was so happy that he listened to this disc and actually let it sink in. He now realizes that he is not dumber than everyone else, he is not a bad kid, and he is not retarded...all things he has said before. We've tried to reassure him about this, but I don't think he believed us. Now he knows that his brain just doesn't work like everyone elses and that is not the end of the world. It was such a blessing to see him relieved and understanding that he is different, but he can find ways to manage his differences.
My next post on the Total Focus will cover the bonus disc ADHD: First Aid for Parents.