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How can I cultivate curiosity in my child with ADHD?

When advocating for your child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you can stake a claim to cultivating curiosity. A cover article in Time magazine called "How to Bring Our Schools out of the 20th Century" argued that in order for the educational system to keep up with the rapid changes of the digital age, schools, teachers, and parents will need to begin to help students acquire the skills to cultivate curiosity. There is so much to know now that we are becoming a global civilization interconnected by technology. To get a handle on all this information we increasingly need to be able to think outside of the box. The abilities identified in the article, such as finding new sources of intelligence and using emotional intelligence, can all be fueled by curiosity.

You can help your child by sharing her areas of intense curiosity with her teachers. Sit down with your child for an hour and ask her what she really wants to learn about. Create a collection of areas, topics, subjects, and questions that are of intense interest to your child. Let her spirit soar with delight at learning about the world rather than letting it be crushed by the demands to compete.
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