“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks” John Muir
During our childhood, we as kids playing outside was a normal phenomenon. Indulging in outdoor sports or going for a normal walk with parents every evening to the nearby park with our mom and dad was always looked forward to.
The line between our work life and personal life has been blurred tremendously over the last decade or so. Likewise, our children live has also been clouded covered under the roof
From playing on phones to watching television to indoor activities, children seem to be spending more and more time indoors and safe environments with poor adaptation towards mother earth! There’s no denying what the statistics show: Today’s kids are swapping actively; they are digitally much more aware than offline tasks whether its a game cartoons or active on WhatsApp status !hahaha, outdoor play for a more sedentary lifestyle that is having serious consequences for their health and overall well-being.
Nowadays most of us are working parents, we don’t have the practice to play with our children or to follow the ritual of park activity as we enjoyed in our childhood
The digital market has made an option for the parents to make them busy with something while they finish other things
Research shows us that many of the fundamental tasks that children must achieve, such as, exploring, risk-taking, fine and gross motor development and the absorption of vast amounts of basic knowledge, can be most effectively learned through outdoor play 1
For example, when children move over, under, through, beside, and near objects and others, the child better grasps the meaning of these prepositions and geometry concepts. When children are given the opportunity to physically demonstrate action words as stomp, pounce, stalk or slither, or descriptive words such as smooth, strong, gentle, or enormous, word comprehension are immediate and long-lasting.
Can you imagine sometimes developmental reflexes are not aged appropriately for some toddlers, but by making them explore the different types of activities for indoor as well as outdoor children will understand and adapt to the environment!
“They grow by learning, exploring, experimenting not by leaning on the bed”
Children with special needs parents need to be extraordinary in terms of learning as it's important to make them learn from stimuli and to respond!
Outdoor active play can be intensely stimulating and creates opportunities for children to learn about and develop self-control.
Research has shown that popular children are more likely to engage in high levels of physical play with peers. Unpopular children, on the other hand, seem to experience difficulty with the intensity of physical play and often become overstimulated and "out-of-control".
Social deprivation, depression, poor cognitive, and perceptual abilities are declining day by day as children are not being exposed to the environment at the right age when the age goes. The problem and difficulties start arousing.
Getting children outside more benefits the children not only physically, but also allows the brain to recharge which, should produce greater results academically, socially, and cognitively.2
According to research, there is one consistent observation that stands out among the studies of energy expenditures in young children: those under the age of 7 seem to expend about 20 to 30 percent less energy in physical activity than the level recommended by the World Health Organization. The Children’s Activity and Movement in Preschools Study (CHAMPS) determined that children enrolled in preschools took part in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during only 3.4 percent of the preschool day. Getting children outside more benefits the children not only physically, but also allows the brain to recharge which, should produce greater results academically, socially, and cognitively. 3
Outdoor Play helps to an Infant in the following ways
Children experience fewer and fewer opportunities to explore nature, run, roll, climb, and swing and because outdoor play is part of being a child, we must find a variety of ways to provide quality outdoor play experiences.
“Let them Play, Let them Explore, Let them Create and Let them Integrate “!
“If you really desire something from the heart ... then the whole universe will work towards getting you that”…!
By looking out celebrities who beat their mental health issues and reach their goal is like doing impossible!
Statistics released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed up to 11 percent of American children - aged between four and 17 - have been diagnosed with hyperactivity disorder at some point in their lives.
According to Health Direct, roughly one in 20 Australian children show symptoms of ADHD. Every Day with ADHD reports between five and 10 percent of Australia's population are diagnosed with ADHD at some point.
Let’s see how these stars reach their sky :
He is one of a pop singer who is known by his voice, songwriter, actor, and producer, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. Timberlake won two Grammy Awards for his R&B-focused debut solo album Justified (2002) and it’s single "Cry Me a River". Another single from the album, "Rock Your Body", was also successful. He has won 9 Grammys, 3 Brit Awards, 7 Billboard Awards, and 4 Emmys.
In 2008, American singer turned actor Justin Timberlake opened up to Collider Magazine about living with adult ADHD.
"I have OCD mixed with ADD - you try living with that," he said.
ADDitude notes he doesn't often speak about attention deficit hyperactivity, but the disorder hasn't stopped JT from cementing a career as a global superstar!
The famous musician doesn’t talk much about his conditions, but in an interview with Collider he said of his disorders, “You try living with that.”
Harry Potter icon Emma Watson is well known for her wit, intelligence, and overall incredible talent, POP SENSATION, beautiful lady with charm and intelligence
Emma has never publicly addressed the subject, but according to Alux, she has been medicated for ADHD since childhood.
Emma acts as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, is an outspoken feminist, and champion of equal rights and has starred in a vast array of box office smashes including the real-life reboot of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
Seven-time Grammy award winner Will.i.Am has spoken many times about his ADHD and how he calms his mind and focuses his attention.
"I have ADHD. I'll admit it," he said. "I've got all this stuff in my head at the same time as I'm doing stuff and I don't know how to stop or slow down.
"But it's all good because I know how to control it."
One thing I learned about ADHD is that it's hard to keep your attention and you can't sit still and you're always moving and thinking about a whole bunch of things," he said. "But those traits work well for me in studios and in meetings about creative ideas.
"I've figured out a place for it. If you listen to the songs I write, they are the most ADHD songs ever. They have five hooks in one and it all happens in three minutes. I figured out a way of working with it."
The '#thatPOWER' singer also confessed he doesn't think he would be able to cope if he was in any other job.
"If I was stuck at a different job I'd be horrible and wouldn't survive," he said. "Music is my therapy and my straitjacket. Music keeps me sane and keeps my mind on something. It's fragile up there.
"My mind would wander, and if it wanders then that's not good because I could scare myself thinking of weird stuff."
Will added: "Music brings control to my thoughts. It's not escape – it’s just ordered. I'm making order out of a disorder."
Meanwhile, Will.i.am released his new studio album '#willpower' last week and is currently appearing on The Voice UK.
By this, we concluded that music too heals the mind of ADHD to such extent a child going through symptoms of ADHD has become the voice of heart!
This Major League Baseball player remains outspoken about his life-long battle with ADHD. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He was an American player. Just imagine how difficult it would be to cope with the disorientation, forgetfulness, hyperactivity, after overcoming these symptoms, a man turned to be focused on a baseball player which needs lots of cooperation, patience, direction, and most importantly coordination.
According to an interview with ESPN.com, ADHD made Victorino a hot-headed child. He amassed 10 ER visits before he was diagnosed with ADHD at age eight. Victorino continues to manage his ADHD symptoms through counseling and medication. In spite of his hyperactive tendencies, ADHD hasn’t stopped him from becoming a World Series hero.
Michael Phelps is an American swimmer who holds the record for the most Olympics medals at the age of 28. Phelps competed in his first Olympics at the age of 15, as part of the U.S. men's swim team. He was the first American male swimmer to earn a spot on five Olympic teams and also made history as the oldest individual gold medalist in Olympic swimming history at the age of 28.
Phelps was diagnosed with ADHD in sixth grade. But while he couldn’t sit through a class without fidgeting, he could swim for up to three hours at the pool after school. By age 10, Phelps was a nationally ranked swimmer.
His mother Debbie Phelps is currently active in ADHD Moms, an online community and resource for mothers of children with the condition. The proud mother and grandmother recently talked with Everyday Health about the challenges she faced while raising her famous son.
His mother told to health newsletter .com that
Michael has two older sisters - he was the baby of the three. So even at a very young age, he was always trying to keep up and was constantly on the go - he would have run around 24/7 if I had allowed it. My friends told me, "Boys do that," so I didn't take it too seriously. By the time Michael was in prekindergarten, I would get reports from teachers saying that he was unable to stay on task. His thinking was, "Zip, zap, let's go on to the next thing." As an educator myself, I was around a lot of energetic boys, so I still didn't think Michael's heightened activity level was a concern. When he was in kindergarten, I received the same reports that he couldn't stay focused in class. I explained to the teachers that he'd done some of the same things before, like learning shapes, and that perhaps he was bored.
See how passionate he was despite being what he was going through:” You would think that on the first day I hit the water I just sort of turned into a dolphin and never wanted to leave the pool,” he wrote in Beneath the Surface. “No way. I hated it. We’re talking screaming, kicking fit-throwing, google-tossing hate.”
In the case of MICAEL PHELPS, his mother played a crucial role in understanding the situation; different aspects that she observed in 360 degrees played as much outdoors made him play to burst energy what is being told by medical practitioners!
Adam Levien is the lead singer of the critically acclaimed band Maroon 5, the man who has unaccountable fans across the world, the tracks that put your hand up :
He asserts that all through his life, he has had to deal with this condition. As a kid, it was extremely difficult for him to sit still in class or complete the tasks his teachers gave him. It’s difficult when you want to cope up but your brain doesn’t make it happen. At one point, he became very flustered by the sheer magnitude of the challenges he faced at school. Levine was finally diagnosed with ADHD during his early teenage years. This, he says, lifted a burden off his shoulders as it gave him a better understanding of the difficulties he was dealing with. His parents were very supportive as well. With their help along with that of his physician, Levine was able to chart an effective treatment plan.
Still in his adult life, he suffered from the symptoms of ADHD. He then discovered that he still had the condition. Fortunately for him and his fans, he managed to work with the doctor to effectively deal with and manage his symptoms.
Levine was inspired to launch the “Own It” campaign. He has collaborated with the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and the Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) to assist those who have been diagnosed with this disorder as children. T
his campaign focuses on helping to increase awareness in young people along with adults that this condition’s symptoms can persist through adulthood. By helping to educate them on relevant issues, they should be able to better manage their symptoms in a more effective manner.
“Strength, Passion, Growth, achievements, and failure comes only through continuous struggle and efforts “
Be gentle with your kids, start exploring their minds, try to question yourself instead of asking questions from them, already there are many unsolved recipes going into their minds!
I am sure after reading the journey of lustrous elements which have gone through or maybe some are going through transforms into a galaxy of creativity.
“Learn your child, there are some distinguishing skills in every child!”
“Life with ADHD is a rollercoaster ride with twists and turns either you scream it or enjoy the ride”
Well, when it comes to parenting, everybody thinks it is as simple as it appears to be but if you are a parent and undergoing stress or not able to cope up with the children. The fact is, this is a common challenge for children who suffer from ADD or ADHD. If you are parenting a child with focus challenges, you may feel the frustration of what others see as “irresponsible” behavior or “laziness.”
As a result, it’s not uncommon for overwhelmed and exhausted parents to react to their child’s challenging behavior with frustration, anger, or resentment.
“Instead, it tends to make our kid’s behavior even worse”
But yelling at our kids with ADHD, rebuke them, or issuing them with ultimatums or punishment in an attempt to change behavior that is due to their underlying developmental delay is never going to achieve the results we want, it just creates detestation, more anger, more agitation, and frustration, in fact, your child will stop trusting you.
“People with ADHD often have a special, feel for life a way of seeing right into hearty of matters while others have to reason their way methodically” Edward Halloween
The demands of monitoring a child with ADHD can be physically and mentally exhausting. Your child’s inability to “listen” can lead to frustration and that frustration to anger—followed by guilt about being angry at your child. Your child’s behavior can make you anxious and stressed. If there’s a basic difference between your personality and that of your child with ADHD, their behavior can be especially difficult to accept.
As a concerned parent, there are a few things you can do to help ensure your child has an easier time completing tasks.
Stay happy and Positive
Maintain a Healthy Relationship: Your best assets for helping your child meet the challenges of ADHD are your positive attitude and common sense. Children mimic the behaviors they witness on a day-by-day basis. You can help your child learn to manage his or her feelings but manage your own. Choose to count to 10 or walk away for a short period before disciplining your child for a behavioral outburst. The children with ADHD know each and everything which is going around, start talking to your child, start understanding what he is feeling. When you are calm and focused, you are more likely to be able to connect with your child, helping him or her to be calm and focused as well.
Keep Your Child Engaged
When trying to finish tasks, such as homework, it may be easy for your child to become distracted. Make sure they stay engaged by asking questions about what they are doing and paying attention to the progress they have made. If you stay engaged, there is a better chance they will, as well.
After every activity takes tiny breaks which involve after therapy give him any activity which he likes to accept their offer and discuss honestly how best to handle your child.
Introduce wait time
The idea behind wait time is similar to thinking out loud. If a child waits a few seconds before speaking or acting when they have a thought, they have time to consider if it is appropriate. Waiting time introduces the concept of patience in your child.
This will take a lot of practice, but it can be worth it, and it can give them a real advantage in their social life.
Avoid using negative language
Positive feedback can help build a child’s confidence.
A child with ADHD may feel that they are disliked or that they always do things wrong. Reinforcing this with negative language can be hurtful and make disruptive behaviors worse. It is impossible to be positive all the time, and so it is essential for a parent to find an outlet to express their concerns or worries. This might be a friend, partner, or a therapist. The child will catchwords as fast as we catch the metro!
Create a multi-sensory room
You can create multisensory rooms in your home, you can check in my blogs
You can engage your child in swimming, as swimming helps to reduce hyperactivity level too.it will also improve coordination skills.
Gross motor activities
As mentioned in the previous blogs, many gross motor activities have been introduced for the parents during their home time, you can do as many activities for neutralizing the bomb energy of your child
Set clear expectations.
It’s a crucial step that every patient should follow, brief your child about what you are going to do next after this will help in modeling your child by themselves. Before you go somewhere, talk with your child to explain how you want him to behave. Focus more energy on teaching your child what to do, rather than reacting to what not to do.
Well, this activity is a favorite game to rid boredom but in the case of ADHD, it will help to enhanced the visualizing capacity of your child.on a great extent you can understand what your child expects from the world Sharing a story is a fab way to connect with your child and help them to see the world from different perspectives. Kids with ADHD tend to overlook characters' motives, but if you read together and discuss the different characters' motives and actions, it may help them to understand other people better.
You've probably played this game before. Imagine that the floor is made of lava and you are only safe in designated spots. Now, challenge your kids to cross the floor without getting burned.
Outdoors games are always important for brain development as it increases attention, concentration, and self-regulation. It improves blood flow to the brain, sensory development, develops muscular strength, reduces obesity, and stimulates blood cells. take park tours, take them to play areas but not the gaming area. let them play in the park with children on swings,
“Sometimes child do his own therapy by his own “
A recent study I am attaching the link below which showed that regular physical activity decreased the severity of ADHD symptoms and improved cognitive functioning in children. It doesn't take a major time commitment, either. Even just 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise can have an impact on focus and mood.
Martial Arts & Yoga (Psychomotor Activities)
When it comes to after-school group activities, martial arts and yoga rank highly across the board with parents of students with ADHD and ADD. Each of these activities is the type of psychomotor activity, which is great for kids with a sensory processing disorder. These types of activities teach children mental focus, self-discipline, and social skills while developing gross motor skills. “You can join him in karate-do class, martial class, and dance class depending upon your child.
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