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Why should I try to understand my ADHD child's view of the world?

When you take the time to see the world the way your child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does, you will be giving a great gift to yourself. This shift doesn't mean you stop using discipline or quit helping your child build skills to follow directions. It means that you balance your need to enforce your authority with honoring your child's idiosyncratic way of experiencing the world. Part of your child's unique worldview will be informed simply by the fact of his being a child. Another part of his perspective will be informed by predictable differences related to the diagnosis of ADHD. Some of the ways in which your ADHD child is different is his need for stimulation, change, constant activity, a hearty dose of nature, and inventiveness rather than passive learning.
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