June 28, 2012
-- I have noticed in some of the ADHD forums I follow that there are quite a few parents with concerns about self esteem in their children with ADHD. In the past I have written about this topic but I though today I would include some exercises for children or students to try that would help with self esteem. Of note though, if your child ro student has tried exercises and you, as a parent, have worked with them on this issue with litlle results, it is time to seek professional help such as a counselor or psychologist.
Children (and adults!) with ADHD often have special talents:great imaginations, different ways of looking at things.Ask your child if he or she has a special talent no one appreciates, then ask them to list ways they can get attention for these talents.
Have your child list 10 things that make them special. If they can't think of 10, have them ask you or a teacher for things they feel make them special.
Because there are now so many people publicly announcing they have ADHD, there are many famous actors, inventors, sports stars that your child can look to as role models. List some of these people with your child and ask them to look them up. Find out about what life was like for these people before diagnosis and how they succeeded.
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