"Whatever the circumstances of a child’s early life, and whatever the history and current state of that child, every human has the built-in power to improve, to change for the better, to significantly restore and often to recover. Tomorrow, that person you see in the mirror can be a stronger, more capable, livelier, more powerfully centered, and still-growing person.”
― Michael Merzenich, Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change your Life
If a person could truly learn and believe this, how do you think it could change their choices and actions?
ps- Dr. Merzenich and a team of scientists have developed a program called Stronger Brains, which I highly recommend for people aged 10 to 18 to improve executive functioning attention and a lot of other stuff including mindfulness. We use it with clients at the neuropsychology clinic I work at.