Lately, my two daughters have been emotionally tag-teaming their poor old over-stressed mother. I’m sure that’s not their intent, but the effect is the same. Did someone say drama? These girls are Oscar worthy.

That topic, however, is for another day. I bring it up because thinking about my daughters and their recent behavior led me to another topic, one that I think is far more relevant for you as a parent. It concerns sensitivity.

Did you know that people with Attention Deficit Disorder are extremely sensitive? I don’t mean in just an emotional sense, but in a physical sense as well. For example:

Different kids react differently when they are bombarded by too much stimulation, or feel overwhelmed by sounds or people’s remarks. You may notice that they over-react with drama or emotion. Sometimes they get angry, using words or actions to express their frustration. They may get quiet and withdraw – this is an important one to note, because you need to work that one out – don’t let it fester and grow.

The other important thing to remember is to keep your cool. And yes, that will be hard at times, but it will be worth it in the long run. You have a brilliant, creative child with an incredibly fragile sense of self-worth. They are capable of great things if you can just get them through school with their ego intact. Do all that you can to preserve it.

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