Teaching about making a "future plan" for spending money during Summer Trip Camp-ADHD Dude-Ryan Wexelblatt

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𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 "𝗳𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻" 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗽 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽

Kids without ADHD can have difficulty with managing money, making impulse purchases.  Imagine what can happen when you put kids with ADHD in an environment designed to get kids to make impulse purchases.  🤯

During Summer Trip Camp I teach the kids about making a "future plan" for spending money because I want them to be prepared for the full sensory blitz that they're going to find when we go to the various Jersey Shore boardwalks.   

𝗜 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴:
✅Teach the concept of making a "future plan" for spending money which means visualizing what you want and then using your "brain coach" to ask yourself if you'll want it 2 hours later, 2 days later, etc..(I explain that most of the time the answer is "no").
✅Ask the parents to send the kids with no more than $10-20 at a time (depending on the trip) so the kids have to think more about how/where they're going to spend money. 
✅We watch videos watching the New Jersey gaming commission investigate carnival games on the boardwalks and showing how they are often rigged.
✅Show pictures of the insides of different types of stores on the boardwalks and we discuss how each type of store is designed to make kids spend money impulsively (particularly the overpriced candy stores like the one in this picture).
✅"Frontload" before we go on the boardwalks using  the language I talk about in Webinar 1 of Executive Function Crash Course to help the guys use their own self-directed talk (brain coach) to model what having an internal dialogue about making a purchase sounds like.   
✅Encourage the guys to remind each what we talked about if they see one of the other kids get excited about buying something because it means a lot more coming from each other than it does from me.   I love seeing when they do this. 

👉𝗟𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿! 
👉𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗽 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁, 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 👍𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗹: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzmXDzfrSJcD2IbqJAc6myyiF--sCHg77
👉Summer Trip Camp: www.summertripcamp.com


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