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Some call it attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), others talk about being hyperactive. Here are the accounts of the life of a parent trying to help a child with ADHD.

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I am the parent of a child with ADHD who believes that the one of the best ways to help such a child is by sharing experiences with other such parents.

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The true story of a family trying to adapt and help.

2006-12-03 - 13:05:15

ADHD Summer Camp part 1

To our great surprise, a few years ago Sandra found out about this summer camp that specializes in letting your hyperactive kid spend some quality time away from home. From 5 to 9 days, to be precise. So Sandra did some research and discovered that the camp is part of a big, traditional, summer camp organization. A psychologist organizes the special camp and works with counsellors that are studying in psychology. The psychologist is fairly well renowned in Quebec city and actually works as a specialist in court cases that deal with kids.

So we decided to give it a try. It's not cheap. About 700$ (Canadian) for a week. And it's not close. A three and a half hour drive from where we live. Still, if A. could have a good time while giving us a bit of a rest, it would be worth it.

It WAS worth it. Although it was hard leaving A. "alone" for the first time, Sandra and I did get to spend some quality time together, which doesn't happen very often. Of course, the week went by very quickly. A. was happy to see us after such a long time apart. He'd had a great time and wanted to go back next year. We also had a quick meeting with the psychologist who told us how A.'s week went, his highs and lows, etc. He had a lot of nice things to say about A., explaining that he believed he was a positive leader and that he had a good influence on his group. We were thrilled by the comments and were pleased with the entire organization.

We decided to send A. back to camp the following year, and the year after that. You'll absolutely want to read what happened then. The next entry should be posted in a few short of days.


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