A study issued by the American University of Alabama revealed that teaching a child magic tricks, especially if he is a child with ADHD, helps him to boost his self-confidence, especially since children with this disease suffer from low self-esteem, which affects their mental health, According to a report on the Medical Express website.
The researchers explained that learning magic tricks for your child improves physical, psychological, cognitive and social functions also in children with severe emotional disorders, and those with a variety of developmental disabilities such as communication difficulties, learning difficulties, behavioral (emotional) disorders, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder..
The researchers conducted an analysis on a number of hyperactive children aged between 8 to 14 years, and these children gained experiences learning to practice magic tricks during a camp that was held over a few sessions, and at the end of it important results were reflected on the mental and psychological health of these children, the most important of which were in Increase their self-confidence and self-esteem.
The researchers pointed out that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder in children and adolescents, characterized by problems with attention skills, staying on task or organizing, and affecting academic performance in school and daily activities, in addition to inattention. and adolescents with ADHD report psychological difficulties such as low self-esteem.
The study confirmed that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder leads to problems with self-esteem, which results in other problems such as anxiety and depression.