Lack of Interest

"Creative, intelligent children often have trouble concentrating in school. Goal-oriented children have a rough time focusing unless a specific challenging goal is outlined because they much more quickly, and to a greater degree, feel the pain associated with boredom."

Ty C. Colbert, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Author, Rape of the Soul

Ask any child: "How much attention can you give to what you like doing?"

Justin was sent to a boys' home by a children's court. A psychologist had told him he had ADHD because he was disruptive in class. But when the manager of the home asked him, "What's the longest time you've ever talked with a girl on the phone?" Justin answered, "Three to five hours!" And "How long can you play basketball for?" "About four hours," Justin answered. He could also read books that he liked and play video games all day, if he could get away with it.

The point is that he could focus his attention on anything that he was interested in.

Can your child?

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