“I’m A Smart Kid, Too.”
One simple way to counter negativity
Q: How can we counter the negative effects of the emphasis society places on report cards? A: Here is what one family did.
“My son (10) doesn’t have ADHD, but he does struggle with focus, impulse control and following directions. Although my husband was skeptical, we listened to the Celebrate ADHD CDs. I’m allowing him to stand at the counter, listen to music, and eat his snack while doing homework. You are right–it’s not about managing his time, but his energy! He’s not perfect, but it’s much better. He was excited when he heard he can do homework upside down—that made his night. Now he looks for all the different places in the house he can read with his feet up in the air!
“He gets in trouble at school and just can’t keep up with his sister, who is always on the Honor Roll. I know it crushes him at report card time. So my husband loved the idea in the program about creating our own report card for him based on the five qualities necessary for success in life. We chose leadership, creativity, problem-solving, persistence and compassion. He embodies those qualities and they will serve him well in life, even if he doesn’t get grades for them.
“Last night he asked, ‘Can we frame my REAL report card and show it to my teachers and grandparents? I want them to know I’m a smart kid, too.’
“That just about broke my heart. Thank you for this idea; Joshua slept with his real report card last night.”
It makes me angry to see how our kids get marginalized.Everyone focuses on the negatives. I don’t want your kids to succumb to that thinking and become victims. It’s about time they learn how their brains work and that they have distinct advantages as well as challenges.
I want you to listen to the CELEBRATE ADHD CDs WITH your kids so they can learn about their brains and take responsibility for their actions. Your kids can be wildly successful. They just need tools.
Imagine how good your child will feel to know there is nothing wrong with him or her.
Seriously, it’s less than two trips to a therapist’s office and you’ll build your child’s confidence instead of making him think there’s something wrong with him. Plus you get the Brain Boosters program to share with teachers and much more.