Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), affects up to 5% of children in the UK.
These are all intelligent, creative and curious kids, but they struggle to be successful in traditional classrooms and often have low self-esteem.
They’re called troublemakers. Disobedient. Incapable of learning.
And it’s not because kids with ADHD are any of those things — it’s because they’re trapped in a learning environment that was never designed for them.
In contrast, many of these kids absolutely shine when they switch to holistic therapy. Here’s why.
ADHD Kids Are Not Broken – The Educational System Is
It’s time to re-examine the way we educate children who don’t fit into a “standard box.”
School systems are still teaching kids in the old factory model, expecting them to sit still at desks, work quietly in groups and conform to an overall standard of behavior that is often impossible for children with ADHD.
A holistic approach takes these children out of that box and sets them free to explore, connect and celebrate themselves.
Holistic therapy meets children where they are.
That means customising learning to the student; not forcing them to fit into the mold.
This individualised approach allows students with ADHD to learn at their own pace without feeling pressure or stress from other students.
Children lead the way in holistic education.
Holistic therapy gives children with ADHD a sense of control over their learning experience.
They can choose projects, activities and topics based on their interests. Teachers act as guides, helping students when they get stuck or need support navigating a project.
The child’s emotional and mental health is the priority.
> Getting to the root cause of a child’s emotional and mental difficulties is an essential part of holistic learning.
This helps to overcome the symptoms that often accompany ADHD, such as stress, anxiety and depression.
Holistic educators work with the child, using tools such as meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, mindfulness and arts to help them feel more balanced and at peace.
As a result, children with ADHD become more receptive to learning and connecting with others.
Holistic learning methods recognize multiple intelligence.
The holistic approach acknowledges that there are different types of intelligence: linguistic, logical/mathematical, spatial, musical, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal and intrapersonal.
This redefines success for the ADHD child.
They’re not slow learners or troublemakers anymore – they’re recognised as the uniquely intelligent beings that they are.
Holistic learning emphasises kind, compassionate leadership.
Children learn to be leaders in a compassionate way by seeing holistic teachers modeling it.
This includes gentle discipline techniques, conflict resolution skills and other social-emotional learning tools that create a positive classroom culture.
Holistic therapy values and embraces parents.
In traditional education, parents sometimes feel left out or unwelcome. Schools feel like the exclusive domain of teachers and students.
In contrast, try to visit holistic schools near me and you’ll notice a deep emphasis on parental involvement.
They believe successful learning requires collaboration among learners, parents, and teachers alike.
Teachers who use this approach see parents as their partners in educating children — especially children with special needs such as ADHD.
Holistic Learning: Finding Magic in Every Child
At Happy Healthy Juniors, we understand that not every family has the choice to send their children to a holistic school.
That’s why we’ve created our wellbeing membership, so your child can start their holistic journey from the comfort of their own home.
We have an extensive video library of holistic therapies, yoga, meditation, breathwork, and creative exercises crafted by the best online yoga teachers and holistic practitioners.
You’ll find videos that can help with:
- soothing anxiety
- improving sleep quality
- building focus
- dealing with challenging emotions like anger or sadness
- tapping into their inner wisdom
- and many more
They’re fun to do solo, but even better when parents and siblings join in!
Consider this a gift from us to your family – get INSTANT, UNLIMITED ACCESS to our entire video collection when you sign up for a FREE Membership to our Wellbeing Community.
If you have questions about what we do and how Happy Healthy Juniors can help you, please reach out.
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