A new global study by HSBC shows that the global retirement savings shortfall is estimated at 44%, with the British the worst off. This means that, on average, people across the world expect their savings to run out just 10 years into their 18-year retirement. And things aren’t so rosy if you are trying to find employment and you’re 50 !
Do not rush into accepting the first medication offered. Treatment of ADHD in children is a complex matter. Try to read up as much as possible. Read about the different medications for ADHD. Be aware of course that a lot of ADHD sites out there on the Net are financed by the pharmaceutical companies themselves. Seek out other views on the ADHD blogs, forums and support groups. This is often one of the best sources of help with ADHD children. You should be aware too of the alternative treatments for ADHD which have no side effects and are perfectly safe. Now you will NOT find that information on any of the major websites. Ask yourself this question. Is the medication I choose going to help my child or his teacher or even myself?
The whole matter didn’t cause any friction between us (at least I hope it didn’t, we’re still speaking five years later!) and I eventually ended up having a workshop built at the rear of my house.
This should be obvious, but you want your project to be something you will be motivated to continue over the long term. What better motivation than something for which you already have an interest? Take your swimming and look for ways to document them, explain them, or showcase them.
The second strategy is to actually give more prime time to your ADHD child. Spend at least half an hour a day with him or her and no one else and with no distractions. That time can be spent in playing, listening to the child and even discovering what their strengths and talents are. Use these to plan further games and activities which fit in with those talents.
Look at professional athletes. The ones who get off their mark first or are in place to recover a rebound are the winners. They are winners for a reason. They act, rather than react.
Start to enjoy life more. By the time you are fifty, your children are already in college or have their own families. You are on your way to retirement, and you have basically accomplished a lot in life. Fifty therefore is the best time to reward yourself for all your hard work.
If ultimately talking doesn’t work, you may have to look at legal action. Over the course of the next few articles I will talk about some individual boundary disputes and how you can deal with them. Meanwhile, if you have a neighbour problem, just try to ignore it until you read my next article.