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Why is it hard to deal with a high-energy child?

One of the reasons high energy becomes a problem in children is that the energy seems to have a mind of its own. It exists at the service of an unfolding urge or impulse felt by the child and is not directed toward productive ends. The essential problem is that the energy is unfocused. However, you and your child can learn to view her surplus of energy as a valuable resource. You can help your child learn to take charge of this energy, rather than being driven by it.
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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