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Back To School: Part I


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Your child is going back to school. This can be a stressful time of year for any parent. The summer is over, and you have to get situated for the new school year. However, for a parent who has a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the stress level of the parent and the child can be double. This article will describe ways to decrease the stress level of both the parent and the child.

Order Two Sets Of Textbooks

It is the first week school, and your child has returned home from school. Your child opens up the backpack and realizes that the textbook is missing. Being forgetful in daily tasks is a common symptom in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The question remains how do you solve this problem. According to additudemag.com, it is recommended to double up on textbooks. Therefore, you as a parent will not have to make that extra trip to the school to pick up the book. Also, your child will not have to make that embarrassing trip to the school to pick up the textbook and run into the teacher. Request another textbook from your child’s teacher.

Make Sure To Have Your Child Write Down All Homework Assignments

In addition to ordering two sets of textbooks, another important way to decrease stress for both the parent of the child who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the child who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is to write down all homework assignments in a planner. Have your child write down all homework assignments, even if your child believes he or she can remember them at the end of the school day. Chances are a majority of your child’s teachers are going to give homework assignments throughout the day. By having your child write down his or her homework assignments, you and your child will have less stress after school, while sitting down and working on homework assignments together, during the evening hours.

Conclusion

School does not have to be a stressful process for you as a parent or your child, even if your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Consider trying these two strategies, ordering two textbooks as well as making sure to have your child write down all homework assignments, to decrease the stress levels in both you as a parent with a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and your child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Back To School: Part I


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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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2016). Back To School: Part I. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 4, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/09/back-to-school-part-i/

 

Last updated: 11 Sep 2016
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