We believe that volunteering for the holidays is the truest example of giving! Your kids can learn how to give of themselves and see how they can improve the community in which they live. So we must pass along this encouraging and informative article from Brain Balance Achievement Centers about “Holiday Community Service Project Ideas for Kids with ADHD” because these opportunities are for all!
Children with ADHD and other learning disorders often suffer from low self-esteem issues, and one way to counteract this is to encourage your child to participate in community service projects. When kids volunteer for the holidays, they are giving of themselves and see how they can improve the community in which they live.
# 1 Fit the Project to the Child
Each child has unique qualities and strengths, so it’s important to match your child to a community project that brings out this potential. Community service for ADHD kids tends to be focused on scenarios where children can be active, but at the same time to learn to be patient and kind. A number of project types spring to mind:
- Working with animals in shelters
- Assisting the different-abled with simple tasks
- Environmental clean-ups in local parks
- Helping the elderly in seniors nursing homes
- Making and taking gifts to children in hospital
- Decorating a Christmas tree for a party for those in need
Read the remainder of this article on the Brain Balance site plus find many, many interesting topics and helpful resources!
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