8 Confidence Builders for your ADHD Child

Everyone learns differently — especially children with ADHD. Helping your child find out where she excels can give her self-confidence and a positive outlook on the future.

A smart young girl, utilizing confidence boosters for ADHD children

How is your child smart? The answers to that question are your best guide to finding activities that play to your child’s strengths. When a child feels confident, he does better at school and in life. Use “Multiple Intelligences” as your guide; log on to bgfl.org/multipleintelligences to have your child take a quiz. Use the results to explore activities. If he is…

MUSIC SMART: taking music lessons, singing in a choir, joining a marching band, or playing in a neighborhood band. Local music shops often give lessons and host fun events.

PEOPLE SMART: volunteering, peer-counseling training, school improvement/student leadership groups, or babysitting.

SELF SMART: writing workshops, poetry groups, Bible studies, drama classes, starting a small business.

WORD SMART: learning a foreign language, joining a debate club (or debating at home) or a book and/or writers’ club.

LOGIC SMART: classes, clubs, or competitions in robotics, computer programming, chess, and/or student business/marketing associations.

NATURE SMART: joining a conservation group, a hiking club, or volunteering at your local animal shelter.

PICTURE SMART: joining an art club, taking photography or painting lessons, making a film and posting it to YouTube (with your permission).

BODY SMART: playing organized sports/games, taking fitness, nutrition, or cooking classes.

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