Help For The Child With ADHD: Love Makes The World Go ‘Round
Have you ever stopped to consider that the heart is the brain behind the brain?
When a child with ADHD is happy, when their heart is engaged, the joy of thinking becomes easier.
For all of us when the heart is functioning optimally, a cascade of peptides and hormones are released that ease brain functioning.
Here are three ways you can help your child with ADHD love themselves:
- Separate your child’s value from their accomplishments.
We live in a performance minded world. It is easy to get caught up in valuing your child’s “accomplishments”, especially when the other parents are bragging about their child’s grades or athletic ability.
The truth is that your child, yourself, and the rest of your family members are valuable just as you are. You have inherent worth. A parent’s first, and possibly hardest job, is to help your child with ADHD understand.
- Look for and celebrate the good.
Find reasons to be happy.
Since the heart is closely tied to the brain and is part of the flow of chemicals that help the brain function properly, wouldn’t it make sense to do things that caused that flow to occur? Celebrate the good.
- Develop a gratitude attitude.
Find reasons to be grateful.
This is easier than you think.
Gratitude makes you happier and improves your relationships. Creating a habit of gratitude familiarizes your mind to look for the positive things in life.
Let’s teach our children how to develop a keen interest in their own well-being. Children must have a sense of regard for themselves, before it can be extended toward others. With the child’s attention on the well-being of themselves and others, the world becomes more interesting, rich and diverse.
So it seems that love does make the world go ‘round.