The Gift of the Dreamer

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Martin, K. & A. (2005). Celebrate! ADHD. Washington, D.C. Cantwell-Hamilton Press

The Gift of the Dreamer

Historically, "dreamers" were called "visionaries." In our own time, it seems that dreaming is not given its rightful place in the pantheon of creativity.

Dreamers, or the visionary types, are typically chided for "wasting time." Nothing could be further from the truth. Whose dreams will create charities that serve countless numbers? Who will invent the next essential product that will make daily life a lot easier? Who will tinker with transportation and give us an environmentally friendly mode of transportation? It could be anyone, including children with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Encourage your child to pursue his or her interests even if they do not seem practical to you.

   

Comments

3/7/2009 5:07:12 AM
sirloya said:

I think it is good for a child to dream. We tell our five year old who was diagnosed with ADHD to dream and that he can be anything that he wants to be. His imagination is out of this world. Some of the things that he comes up with, makes us stop and scratch our heads. Let them dream, they might be our next president, astronauts, or anything else that they want to be.




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