By Cameron, age 12
Before Play Attention training I would stare in space and think of nothing. I have the power to think of nothing. I would only get one Montessori math work done in two hours and thirty minutes in class. I was not aware when I lost focus until my teacher would call my name to bring me back. I couldn’t believe my teacher when she said that it was time for lunch. I thought only 10 minutes had passed, not 3 hours; most kids can do all 6 assignments in that same time.
Sometimes I wanted to stop staring and do my work,but I couldn’t control my focus. Sometimes I would lose my focus up to 40 to 60 minutes. I got so worried when I found out that so much time had passed, I thought something was horribly wrong with my teacher, myself and other students. My Mom got really, really worried because homework took all evening. She had to constantly help me with my homework.