Attention Deficit Disorder - Peace from the Puzzle
"I'm Kaitlyn with Channel 21 News. And I'm joined by our Kindergarten teacher Janine Kare (from Book 5 Karma's Collection). And we want to be your much older students as you teach us about Attention Deficit Disorder or A.D.D for short. What is it? What are it's limitations? What are it's strengths? And more importantly, how does this condition feel? Can you help us with this Ms. Kare?"
"Absolutely," Janine smiles. "Sit on the Magic Carpet please."
"Good one," Kaitlyn smiles as Janine continues starring at her."
"Oh... you're serious," Kaitlyn adjusts her skirt to sit. "The floor is yours teacher."
Attention Deficit Disorder Explained
Imagine trying to take a picture with a camera that can’t focus on anything specifically. After that, imagine traveling with a map keeps changing its picture, right in the middle of your journey. Imagine being a judge in a beauty contest, where the 3 finalists…are triplets! And I think I can imagine how you might feel. Anywhere between 2 to 12 percent of our children today don’t have to image because they live out this experience every day. It’s called Attention Deficit Disorder or A.D.D. And by the end of this quick visual, you’ll have a clear understanding of the mentality and mechanics of A.D.D. So observe on behalf of your children and loves ones because A.D.D is not the problem! It’s the connection between who they are, and what we don’t know, that’s causing our children so much pain… that we really couldn’t imagine.
A.D.D is an attention span deficiency. It’s an inability to discriminate against external stimuli. But for a visual example, allow me to ask you: as a judge in a beauty contest, how can you pick a winner… out of triplets? And the answer to that question is, “welcome to the world of Attention Deficit Disorder,” where everything has the same psychological value across the board. Inside the mind of these special, and sometimes gifted, kids every sound and every color is noticed and experienced equally. And although this actually sounds positive, it poses as a problem whenever these kids need to concentrate. It’s just like the camera I mentioned that cannot focus on anything specifically. Picture taking a picture of task completion, and it’s hard for anyone with A.D.D to smile at that camera. Children with A.D.D are often accused of being irresponsible. After all, everyone understands task completion where you start at a certain point, and you don’t stop until you get to your destination. It’s a lot like traveling! But could you travel to the rhythm of that mysterious map that keeps changing its picture on you and your every move? Welcome to the world of Attention Deficit Disorder. If you have a child who has trouble cleaning their room all at once, can’t seem to finish in one setting, or can’t complete a duty that lacks interest, it is imperative to pay more attention that. Again, the psychological condition and our current unawareness as a society is just too much for our children. Believe me, I know.