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Letter from a mother to her 10 year old with ADHD
by Elaine Pomfrey

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25 June 2014

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A mother writes a beautiful letter to her son who has been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), explaining what ADHD is and how it accounts for many aspects of his behavior and challenging situations that arise in his day to day life. She describes changes she will make, such as dietary adjustments, that will make life easier for him.

The mother also explains how practicing Transcendental Meditation may help him feel better. A doctor told her about ''an experiment where kids with ADHD learned the Transcendental Meditation technique. They meditated twice a day at school for 10 minutes each time. After three months, over half of them reported that they were less anxious and depressed. Over a quarter of them said they could focus a lot better. Plus lots of them found out their memories were better and they were more organized.

''You might like this comment from one boy who had problems with impulse control (that means doing things without thinking about them first): 'Before I started meditating, if I was walking in the hallway and another middle school kid bumped into me, I'd turn around and hit him. Now that I've been meditating for three months, if somebody bumps into me, I stop and think, ''Should I hit him or not?'' '

''You might wonder how you're going to sit still to meditate. Well, TM actually helps your mind and body settle down so you find you can sit still for the 10 minute meditation. The TM teacher I met said it's really easy to do, and it will help make you feel calmer and less restless the more you do it. I'm going to learn too so I won't be so stressed out.''

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