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How can my child with ADHD use impulsivity to be creative?

The same urges that cause problems in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can also be seen as creative urges for self-expression. By learning to feed urges through creative expression, your child can learn to both honor his impulses and channel those urges in creative ways. Creativity is often experienced as an urge to create. When all impulses are suppressed, creativity often gets suppressed, too. Being connected to your impulses and urges is important for both you and your child. For your child diagnosed with ADHD, connecting with his impulses allows him to utilize one of his wonderful gifts -- creativity. When creativity is combined with discipline, your child has the potential to be a superstar.
The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths

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The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths

As a parent, you already know that your child has many gifts. What you may not know is that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) related symptoms—the very qualities that lead him or her...

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