The Meaning of ADHD

The more your child understands about ADHD, the better. Learn how to explain the condition in a way she can understand, and teach her it's nothing to be ashamed of.

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Explaining Impulsivity to Children With ADHD

“Our brains have lots of thoughts and ideas running around in them. Some thoughts are helpful; some aren’t. It is important to think about all of them and to pick the right ones to act on. To do this, our brain has a part I call the pause button. When you press it, you tell your brain to wait until you have considered all of the ideas floating around in your head. If your pause button is not working well, you act on your first thoughts. Only later do you realize what you have done or said, and wish that you had thought more about it.”


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