We were asked on a radio show about supplements and pills. However, no one supplement and no one pill is guaranteed to help ADHD. There IS, though, one thing that is DEFINITELY guaranteed to help with focus. It's a champion's winning attitude. This is what we try to give you in our book! Any time you have the "YES I CAN" attitude, that ALWAYS helps you focus on the task at hand.
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Now that the Olympics are in full swing, it's a great example of people pushing to be their best. Records are broken at the Olympics as the best in the world push each other to higher heights. Our book is the only ADHD book that talks about using the value of competition to better yourself. We all compete against others--and against our own best self--and that can be a positive force. Competition for the wrong reasons doesn't work well, but competition that pushes you to be better can be powerful. Just because you win doesn't mean other people have to lose. The rising tide of competition can lift all boats. Learn how!
ADHD can be a journey to self respect and accomplishment. If not, it's about self doubt. If you can develop a center of yourself where you have confidence in your abilities, you can step up to the bat, go for the bucket, knock in the goal, or throw the punch. Without that center, you react to whatever comes your way with anxiety. On the ropes, you are hoping no one hits you. Then many will turn to anything that takes that feeling away. Exercise is a great way to build a feeling of accomplishment and the power that comes with that. Put the gloves ON!
In some situations, you might "just play" for fun. In other situations, you play to win. That means you give it your all, and do what it takes to excel. It's the difference between saying "I play soccer" and "I am a soccer player." It's also the difference between saying "I go to school," and "I am a student." Focus is naturally sharpened when you decide to play to win. Go for it!
Remember that when things are hard, it takes complete dedication to do anything. Setting goals with your child academically is the same thing as setting goals as an athlete. But it takes hard work. Anything is possible, but it will take setting goals and renewing goals. By setting goals, you will make your attention span better.
You can do it!