It's time for another guest blog post from Mind Coach NOLA at NOLA Family Mag! This one is titled "Cheetah." Why, you ask? You'll have to read it to find out!
"My third grader had to take a timed multiplication quiz. He had to complete 100 problems, from 0-12 times tables, in under three minutes. People, I didn’t know if I could do this either. So when I heard that my son had to do it, I panicked. My son has ADHD. In case you don’t realize what this means, let me fill you in. It means that he has an intense dislike for any kind of outside pressure. It means he cannot stay on task unless he has a personal desire to do so. It means he has no sense of time whatsoever. Everything to him is either Now or Not Now. It means that he sometimes has social problems because of impulsivity and emotional outbursts. It means that he cannot sit still for three minutes. He is always dancing, bouncing, tapping, but preferably running. It means that he talks or sings all the time. (Seriously, he cannot even eat without talking. Our weekday breakfast conversation is peppered with “Close your mouth please. Chew. Swallow. Take another bite. Lips closed. Chew.” ) So the idea of a timed test filled me with anxiety..."