John Oakes (joakes@UNM.EDU)
Tue, 21 Mar 1995 08:18:32 -0700
On Sat, 18 Mar 1995, David E. Jones wrote:
> Are you the ADD scout leader?
I am one of many on this list..yes.
I have a cub with ADD in my den and he does
> great. This same boy is now on my baseball team and I can see it will be a
> challenge. The first day he was terrified of the ball. He is getting over
> that but I am worried that the fast pace of a game will overwhelm him.
> Right now I can control the speed of the ball but once games start he
> is at the mercy of the opponent.
> Any suggestions?
Matter of fact I do... go get yourself a cardboard tube (paper towel tube
works best) give it to the kid to look through. Explain to him that this
is an exercise in focus and to imagine this tube when he deals with the
baseball thing....nothing matters outside of what you can see in this
tube. That was one of the most significant lessons I learned as a kid.
try it ....it might work for him as well.
Hope this helps...
> Dave Jones
> Pack 177
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