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Back To School: Part II

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In my previous article, entitled “Back To School: Part I,” I went over two strategies to decrease stress levels for a parent who has a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and for the child himself or herself who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This article will expand upon my previous article and provide more strategies to both the parent and the child to decrease stress levels.

Make Copies Of Forms

Your child brings home event announcements, permission slips, and other papers from the teacher. You as the parent see all these papers in your child’s folder in the backpack and the next week they suddenly disappear. How do you resolve this problem? Make copies of these papers. Making copies of these papers will enable both you and your child to remember these important dates in your child’s school schedule.

Color Code Notebooks And Folders For Each Course

Your child has just gotten off the school bus and has arrived in the house. They open his or her book bag and realize the wrong notebook or folder has been brought home from school. How do you solve this problem? Have you ever considered color coding notebooks and folders for each course? This way, your child will have a specific color for each notebook and folder for each course. To take this a step further, perhaps they can put this color code in their locker and even at home for both you and your child to remember. This way you and your child’s stress levels will decrease dramatically during the school year.


In my previous article, I mentioned ordering two sets of textbooks, in addition to writing down all homework assignments, even if the child believes they can remember his or her homework assignments throughout the school day. In this article, I expanded upon my discussion in my previous article, highlighting two more strategies to decrease the stress levels of the parent of the child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. They include making copies of forms, in addition to color coding notebooks and folders for each course your child is enrolled in. The school year does not have to be a stressful time for you and your child. Have your child start implementing these strategies into his or her daily schedule. You will see the difference in the performance of your child at school.


Back To School: Part II

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). Back To School: Part II. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 4, 2020, from


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