I've been slowly reading through this book. In doing so, I've discovered a common cure for the "crazies" when it comes to achieving better focus on tasks- exercise. This may not come as a surprise for many, but my daughter isn't like a lot of girls who could sit at home all day and paint. A sports activity each week may not be enough for her. She's jumping off couches and stairs, cartwheeling in the middle of the family room, and expressively waving her arms in conversation at the dinner table.
In other words, she has a LOT of energy to burn!
Since we try to do the most of our schooling in the mornings, I've been working on a plan to get her in a happy place before she hits the frustration point and quits. Yoga and karate have been two methods I've heard that help kids with extra energy or attention deficits. So I went to the library this week and picked up some children's dvds.
Both Bella & Brody got so into it!
We'll see if my experiment works in the weeks ahead...