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Wouldn't it be nice if children would simply listen and learn.

Adolescence can be the cruelest place on earth. It can really be heartless.  ( Tori Amos)

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. (Peggy O'Mara)

Children today are under enormous pressures rarely experienced by their parents or grandparents. Many of today's children are being enticed to grow up too quickly and are encountering challenges for which they are totally unprepared.

It's more effective to reward your child for being "good" (appropriate) than to punish him for being "bad" (inappropriate).

Good parenting requires sacrifice. Childhood lasts for only a few brief years , but it should be given priority while it is passing before your eyes

Being a parent of a teenager can cure a person of narcissism.

Children fare better when expectations on them are clear and firm.

Parents are the external regulator for kids who cannot regulate themselves.

Whining and crying are employed by kids for the purpose of getting something. If it works, then it was worth the effort and will be repeated.

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Famous People Who May Have Had ADHD!

A diagnosis of ADHD does not mean your child is destined to have trouble for the rest of his or her life. The following people  have been diagnosed with ADHD or could have been based on accounts of their  behaviour as a child.

  • Beethoven
  • Henry Ford
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Winston Churchill
  • Albert Einstein (failed grade 6 math)
  • John Kennedy
  • Bill Clinton
  • Robin Williams
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Jim Carey
  • Babe Ruth
  • Elvis
  • Mozart
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Tommy Smothers
  • Michael Jordan
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Walt Disney
  • Bill Cosby
  • Bill Gates
  • Socrates
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Napoleon
  • John Lennon
  • Michael Phelps
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Pablo Picasso

ADHD need not prevent anybody from succeeding in life.

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