Can’t Concentrate With ADD ADHD
We were at a Wagner opera, which I love. But I had a lot on my mind (what else is new?) and I wasn’t able to concentrate on the opera. I was missing a lot of the enjoyment of it. Then I started tapping my foot in time to the music or even tapping when there was no music. Suddenly I was able to focus!
I used to get all over our son Duane when he fidgeted at the dinner table. Bugged me. But was I fidgeting too? I usually am. Waiting at a restaurant, I play with the silverware until my wife tells me to stop. Then I play with my water glass or jiggle my leg. Until she tells me to stop that. Then I get the cork out of my pocket and squeeze it. That doesn’t bother anybody.
Do you have some special fidgets to share?
The Science of Fidgeting
Recent posts describe an experiment with ADD ADHD children who were asked to do a difficult task. The children who fidgeted more did better at the task than those who fidgeted less.
But with science, you have to be careful. Did the fidgeting help with the concentration? I think so. But what if the non-fidgeters were using up part of their concentration to sit still?
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