Let’s face it, nobody likes to ‘lose’. Being a ‘winner’ is much more fun! And we all know that some people ‘give up’ more easily than others….
What’s interesting about this new research is that the finding show that kids struggling with ADHD might be more prone to ‘giving up’ sooner than their peers. The research also suggests that parents/teachers and other caregivers can help alleviate this problem.
Though all kids need to learn how to deal with things that don’t work out without giving up, for some it is more difficult, This can become a serious problem when kids start to give up without really trying out of ‘fear of failure’.
One of the great things about work with horses is that they are non-judgemental. There is no ‘win’ or ‘lose’. Client’s participate in various activities and, even if something seems daunting, they are encouraged to ‘give it a try’. They are congratulated for the effort and “I love that you tried” and if something doesn’t work out, perhaps they are encouraged “is there another way that might work?” This allows kids to learn about being tenacious and the value of effort and that there is success in both.
If you have a child who is struggling with ADHD, we may be able to help them through work with horse. We would be happy to give you a tour, introduce our horses, learn more about what you are dealing with and share how we may be able to help. Call or email to schedule a visit.