Once upon a time there was a boy.
He doesn’t feel like other boys. His mind whirls and whizzes and buzzes. His body fidgets and needs to move most of the time.
The boy is spastic energetic.
The boy’s teachers think he should sit still and focus and make eye contact. But the boy is listening and hearing underneath all that movement. He is processing everything at a different pace than most.
The boy is inattentive perceptive.
He craves a challenge and thirsts for knowledge and gets bored easily. Boredom leads to daydreams and daydreams lead to ideas and ideas cause excitement and rev the brain up even more.
The boy is spacey imaginative.
He learns best when stimulated mentally and physically. Nothing is worse torture for him than being forced to sit still and work on something he perceives as unnecessary.
The boy is lazy focused.
He has a strong sense of justice and ‘fairness’ and doesn’t understand why others don’t see things the way he does.
The boy is stubborn virtuous.
Because of this strong sense of justice the boy can be emotional. When he thinks he or a friend has been wronged, he expects others to be just as appalled as he. When they aren’t, he feels hurt and sometimes cries.
The boy is oversensitive empathetic.
There are lots of adjectives that could be used to describe the boy.
Adjectives become the mirrors with which children see themselves.
Which mirror do you want them to see every day?