Monday, October 17, 2005


How many times have you heard that you can do anything if you just try hard enough? Although this is a very appealing thought, it is just not always true. No matter what words you use to encourage a child, they will not change the child's neurology or biochemistry.

For instance, asking a child with Attention Defecit Disorder to try harder just may backfire. Studies show that the part of the brain involved in executive functioning will actually shut down if asked to do more than one is capable of. So, rather than just saying "try harder", offer your child a tool to actually help balance his biochemistry so he can gain better control and live a most productive life.

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