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The Benefits Of Using A Rewards Chart For Children With ADHD

Rewards chart for children with ADHDIntroduction

Is your child struggling with ADHD? Are they failing to do well in school and complete homework assignments? Have you tried using a rewards chart to help your child with ADHD succeed? According to http://www.kidpointz.com/printable-charts/reward-charts/, “Reward systems provides a strong incentive for kids to modify their behavior.” Using a Rewards Chart at school has several benefits. In particular, a rewards chart is motivational, fun, and will provide your child with a sense of fulfillment.

A Rewards Chart Will Provide Your Child With Motivation

On a first note, a rewards chart will provide motivation to your child, whether it helps your child complete homework assignments, sit still in class, or interact in an appropriate manner with teachers and classmates. Receiving a reward will brighten your child’s day and enable him or her to succeed. Your child will feel motivated and want to succeed after receiving an award. If your child is motivated, he or she will want to succeed.

A Rewards Chart Will Be Fun For Your Child

On a second note, a rewards chart will be fun for your child. Think of a rewards chart as if it is a game. All children love games. Why not make completing homework assignments and doing well in school fun for your child? When your child has fun completing homework assignments and is doing well in school because they are having fun, your will see the differences in your child’s behavior.

A Rewards Chart Will Provide Your Child With A Sense Of Fulfillment

On a third and final note, a rewards chart will provide your child with a sense of fulfillment. Once your child earns rewards from the rewards chart, your child will feel special and accomplished. Your child will feel as if he or she has earned something important. They will want to keep earning rewards. As a result, they will keep doing well in school.

Conclusion

Using a rewards chart is an excellent way to engage your child. Just because your child has ADHD does not mean he or she cannot succeed. Motivate your child to succeed. Once they are motivated to succeed, they will not see doing well in school as a chore. They will see it as fun. They will want to do well in school. Once they want to do well in school, you will see the differences in your child’s behavior. Trust me on this one.

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The Benefits Of Using A Rewards Chart For Children With ADHD

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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Walters, L. (2016). The Benefits Of Using A Rewards Chart For Children With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 21, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/02/the-benefits-of-using-a-rewards-chart-for-children-with-adhd/

 

Last updated: 12 Apr 2016
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 12 Apr 2016
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