Below is a list of how many children have been nominated and received an ADDerward since this was started.
For those who have earned them in 2004 please click here
For those who have earned them in 2005 please click here
For those who have earned them in 2006 please click here
For those who have earned them in 2007 please click here
For those who have earned them in 2008 please click here
As you can see there are some children who are well on the way to reaching their first 10 Certificates and there are some who have just started. It does not matter how many you have recieved so far I think all of you have done so well to have been nominated for an award that you should all be very proud of yourselves.
I am sure that by seeing all of you here will encourage lots of other mums and dads nominate their child for an ADDerward and then very soon this list will be very, very long indeed.
So mums and dads take the time to think about some of the things which you child has done which is an achievement for them.
It might be that they have been able to sleep in their own bed all night or that they may have not woken you up as soon as they wake in the morning but have been really quiet and played for a while. Or it maybe that they have had a really good day at school and the teacher has come to tell you that (we all know the feeling we get when we see the teacher start to make their way over to us in the playground, then when they turn round and say that they just wanted to let you know that your child had been really great today). Or it may be that they have started to get ready for shool on time in the morning or any number of things which are great for your child to have done.
Well these are all achievements for one particular child aren't they? So it does not have to be something huge that you can nominate them for it can just be something that they have done to make you feel really proud. Thing is we all like to have times like this when we feel so proud of our child for something and then when we tell someone else they look at us as if we are round the twist as their child does this thing all the time so why should we be making a big deal of it.
Well here on adders.org we love to share in these things and no matter how small if it is a big deal to you and your child then it is a big deal to us too.
We all deserve to feel very proud of our children and we need to let them know that not only are we as their parent proud of them but there are others out there who also are proud of them and for them. Things like this may seem small but to our children who so often have a really low self-esteem this can be a great thing for them to find that there are others out there who have the same condition as they do and that there are people out there who are proud of them and what they can do even if they don't know them.
For a List of Bronze Certificate ADDerwards for receiving 10 certificates to Date Click Here
For a List of Silver Certificate ADDerwards for receiving 20 certificates to Date Click Here
For a List of Gold Certificate ADDerwards for receiving 30 certificates to Date Click Here
So OK on with this list so far, and lets see how this grows over the next few months:
(P.S. parents please think carefully about the nominations as well as if the child gets too many at once they won't feel quite as special so we do need to make sure that this does not turn into something which can be seen as too easy either. However I am sure you will all know exactly the sorts of things we are talking about here so I am sure that it will all work out right.)