If you’re a parent, you worry about your ADD, ADHD or ADDish child. You wonder how he’ll get through school, whether he’ll make friends, and how he’ll fare in the “real world.” Would medication help? Do alternatives exist? You know your child is brilliant and you want the best for him– and you want him to be confident and happy.
If you’re a teen or a college student with ADD, ADHD or ADDish tendencies, then you’re probably sick of hearing “you’re lazy”, “you don’t try”, or “you don’t care”. School may seem boring and repetitive and you feel like homework is a waste of time. Maybe you skip the homework and ace the tests, or maybe you struggle in all aspects of school – including making friends.
It’s time for a change.
Teens and college students with ADD, ADHD or ADDish tendencies house some of the most brilliant, innovative minds.
So why are school and family life so difficult sometimes?
- A teen or college student with ADD, ADHD or ADDish tendencies struggles to organize thoughts in his head – and to put them on paper.
- It’s difficult for students with ADD/ADHD to fit in socially and to form lasting friendships.
- School seems boring and repetitive – and pointless.
- The parents of an ADD/ADHD student become frustrated at what may appear to be a lack of enthusiasm for school – and fighting becomes a common occurrence.
- Because of the struggles an ADD/ADHD student faces at school, his self-esteem can be low – and this creates countless other problems.
What’s the solution?
First, it’s to recognize that Outside the Box is a great place to be. It’s a place where innovation and creativity rule. Second, it’s to take the innovation and creativity and channel them in to productivity.
At Bright Outside the Box, we work with high school and college students so they can determine how they learn – and then use tips and tricks (also called structures) to organize thoughts on paper, improve their study skills, increase their life skills and boost their time management techniques. Plus, we work with parents to help them understand how their children think and work – and we partner with parents to provide “point of performance” support in school and at home.