How to promote development of people with ADD?
The key is in how the environment and the people in it relate to people with ADD:
- The emotional support we give them;
- The calmness we give them (read here the awareness of possible stress and adequate ways to handle it);
- The acceptance we give them (it can be difficult and it implies that the acceptance is mutual).
Action has meaning only in a relationship, and without understanding relationship, action on any level will only breed conflict.
The understanding of relationships is infinitely more important than the search for any plan of action.
It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child and it is indeed so. There are many people contributing to the environment where a child grows in. Of course the influence of the main caregivers is prevalent.
'Children swim in their parent's unconscious as fishes in the sea'.
On a biological level ADD has to do with low dopamine level.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter involved in:
Focus - Attention - Motivation
The main objective of medication for ADD is to elevate dopamine.
ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder, has three main characteristics:
1) POOR ATTENTION
If people with ADD are not really interested they struggle to pay attention over a period of time. This implies distractibility: the attention wonder far too easily and therefore tasks can take longer to get completed or not get completed at all. An aspect of this is forgetfulness: leave things behind, forgetting what you were actually doing etc.;