- June 5, 2008 at 7:30 pm #258124
I am have a daughter who will be fourteen on Monday with ADD and it is impossible to keep her busy, it has always been that way until I got her involved in summer sports. It tires her out and that way she doesn’t drive me nuts all day long. Particularly a swimming lesson in a.m. at a local pool helps so much. I put her in them every year just to get her the necessary exercise so she calms down during the afternoon. Exercise is so helpful with the ADD. good luck:) Jen
wrote: I don’t have any real answers…But your email did make me remember when I usedto complain during Summers that I was bored. My mother didn’t like to hear that at all, and to complainwas a sure fire way to be sent outside in the Summer heat to pick up sticks and pinecones from the yard until I was “un-bored”….it didn’t take too many trips outside in GA heat until I became a world class reader of chapter books!(and a very quiet child in general)LOL Seriously, good luck. I would suggest a Summer reading program at the library or designated “quiet” time like I have for my busy 7 year old. It may not help them much, but it gives me great joy to know that I have 1 1/2 hrs of quiet time daily while she colors/reads/watches tv in her room
with the door closed. I’m ready for August 1 and school starting! Like your son, she’s wanting to be on the move every second of every day… Lisa G.
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