Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Coping With A Hyperactive Boy Scout At Summer Camp Brochure
Re: Coping With A Hyperactive Boy Scout At Summer Camp Brochure
Wed, 23 Jun 1999 17:04:02 -0700
I don't know who is right, but in my experience,
it is a moot point! It has been MY experience
that when a youth who's life is complicated
with AD/HD is taking medication, the majority
of their friends already know that they take it,
what they take, when they are supposed to take
it, what it is supposed to do to help; AND again
in MY experience, the friends MAKE DARN SURE that
the AD/HD youth takes his/her meds on time!
It makes it easier to stand their friend (so I'm told). :0) Sorry for
the run on sentence, but I couldn't think of a better way to put it. I
realize that most teenagers would rather that
their peers not be aware of this disAbility.
They want to fit/blend in with everyone else.
This is a hard secret to keep for very long
though amongst kids. Usually they will slip
and mention that they have to go take their
pill. Then of course, someone asks what the
pill is for. Anyway, it gets funny sometimes.
I've known 2 boys with AD/HD that couldn't
remember to take their own meds on time, to
remind each other to take THEIR own on time!
The MOST valuable tool I always recommend, for
dealing with AD/HD, is a very well developed
sense of humor. It's always helped me so far.
Green River District
Chief Seattle Council
--- "jay.thal" <jay.thal@TCS.WAP.ORG> wrote:
> Bruce and I have an honest disagreement on
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