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In his article for the New York Times,  Dr. Richard Friedman cautions parents to refrain from squashing the enthusiasm, creativity and curiosity of children identified with ADHD.  New research has found that ADHD kids as well as adults are hard-wired to seek novel and exciting experiences due to a less sensitive reward circuit in their brains. 

Knowledge is power. Translated for the parents of  ADHD children, this means providing stimulating activities that will trigger their children’s interests as well as finding an environment that celebrates their strengths. Because most structured environments label ADHD as a liability, parents can help their kids see it as an asset; and help them envision a future where they can thrive.