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Tips To Having Your Children Complete Their Homework With ADHD

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The weather is getting warmer and your children want to play outside after school is finished for the day. What do you do? Do you let them play outside and let them finish their homework later? Do you tell them they have to finish their homework first, and then they can play outside? Children need balance in their lives. It is essential to let your children play outside, and then let them complete their homework after they are refreshed from their busy school days. This article will explore ways to enable your children to finish their homework in a timely manner with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Do Not Do Homework On Your Bed

One of the most important tips to having your children complete their homework is refraining from having your children complete their homework on their beds. Simply stated, the bed is for sleeping not for completing homework assignments. When your children complete their homework assignments on their beds, they will be too relaxed and not be focusing. Especially with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, if they are too relaxed, they will not be as focused. Instead, if your children really want to complete their homework assignments in their room, make sure they are sitting at a desk. This will enable them to complete their homework assignments in a timely manner and be more focused, especially with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Take A Break During Homework Assignments

Taking a break while completing homework assignments is essential for any child. However, for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder it is essential. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have a tendency to become distracted easily and not able to focus at the length that a child without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can. The question remains how do you solve this dilemma? Consider having your children take breaks, while completing their homework assignments. This way they will feel more refreshed and energized, and their attention span will be stronger, as well.

Conclusion

With the warmer weather approaching, let your children enjoy the nice weather by playing outside right after school is finished for the day. After they have time to refresh themselves and play outside, have them begin their homework assignments. This way, especially with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, they will feel more energized and ready to complete their homework assignments on a daily basis. But first, when completing homework assignments, always remember not to have your children complete their homework assignments on their beds, and make sure they take breaks during the completion of homework assignments.

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Tips To Having Your Children Complete Their Homework 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). Tips To Having Your Children Complete Their Homework With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 23, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/06/tips-to-having-your-children-complete-their-homework-with-adhd/

 

Last updated: 3 Jun 2016
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