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What is a synergistic cycle in ADHD?

As an advocate for your child and her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you will be starting a synergistic cycle that transforms symptoms into talents -- or, at least, into lovable eccentricities. In a synergistic cycle, small changes work together to create larger changes. A small change in direction can begin a cycle that leads to more and more positive changes. The synergistic cycle is made up of the following factors:
  • As you advocate for your child, you feel empowered and maintain your positive view of her.
  • As you feel better about yourself and your child, your interactions with her are more loving and rewarding for both of you.
  • As your child feels loved and rewarded, she tries to show love through increased efforts at home and at school.
  • As your child tries harder at school, she begins to experience more positive feedback.
  • As she interacts with you in more loving ways, you find it easier to maintain your positive view and loving interactions.
  • Finally, you and your child have a loving, close, connected relationship in which you work together and are on each other's side.
The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths

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