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I have a 7 year old boy. He is very bright and active. He

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I have a 7 year old boy. He is very bright and active. He has lots of friends and can pretty much get along with anyone. He also has an incredible imagination!!!!!!! A real gift! However, during a swim meet or game or even a practice, we can not get him to disengage from pretend play and just swim or just be a baseball player. He is extremely focused on playing, all kinds, but tends to get stuck in imaginative play instead of engaging in the moment. His mind never stops. We have discussed ADD/ADHD with teachers and doctors. It doesn't fit him. I don't want to squash his imagination but need to help be in the moment. It is like a switch needs to be flicked on or off. But we don't know what works. How do we help him flick the switch and engage in the moment? Do you have any advice, or resources we can look into to point us in the right direction? Thanks for your help.
Cary, NC
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Joan-Mod replied 7 years ago.
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