"Eagle Eyes: A Child’s Guide to Paying Attention"

Ben learns to appreciate the positive sides of ADD.

Activity

Read this book with your child and discuss what Ben is good at. Then have him make a list of his own strengths. Keep a copy of this list at home and in your child’s school notebook, so he can refer to it when he feels frustrated or overwhelmed.

by Jeanne Gehret
Verbal Images Press, $16.00; for ages 8–12
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What a great confidence builder for kids!

Children with ADD are usually compassionate, creative thinkers. They’re keen observers with great senses of humor. But these positives are often overshadowed by the challenges they face. Eagle Eyes focuses on the upsides of ADD.

As the story opens, Ben is discouraged by his inability to concentrate. But he learns to appreciate his “eagle eyes,” a trait common in ADD kids, when he rescues his injured father.

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