The Meaning of ADD/ADHD

The more children know what ADD/ADHD means, the better. Here's how and why you should explain the meaning of ADD/ADHD to your child.

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Explaining Inattention to Children With ADD/ADHD

“In addition to being able to block out unimportant things we see or hear, we often have to block out unimportant thoughts. When I ask you to hang up your coat, you may be busy thinking about the play date you will have with your friend. Our brain has filters to block out unrelated thoughts, so that we can focus on what we should be paying attention to. If this filter is not working, you seem to be distracted because you are focusing on other thoughts.”

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