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Relaxation Techniques For Children With ADHD


Are you looking for relaxation techniques for your children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  If so, continue reading this article.  This article will provide readers with relaxation techniques for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  They include following a routine and having a place to relax.

Following A Routine

Some symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are difficulty organizing tasks and difficulty concentrating.  When you follow a routine, these two symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder decrease.  You are more relaxed.  When you are more relaxed, your symptoms will improve as well.  According to, the following can be noted:

All children thrive in homes that provide routines, consistency and structure. Children with ADHD especially need structure and schedules to feel secure in their surroundings. For these children, a more “military” approach to routines works better. Waking up, eating meals, doing homework, and bed times should all occur at about the same time every day, with few surprises to upset the Attention Deficit or hyperactive child.

Having A Place To Relax

Children are busy at school all day.  They need a place to relax when they get home.  Before starting homework, consider having your children take a nap or play outside for an hour about.  This will enable them to feel more relaxed and perform their homework assignments better.  According to, the following can be stated about having a place to relax for children with ADHD:

If at all possible, find a space in the house to designate as a relaxation space. It does not have to be a large space but it does need to be away from high activity areas. This little corner (or even a portion of a walk-in closet) can have a beanbag chair and a few books, coloring books or other quiet time activities.

Encourage your child to go to this space when they become angry or out of control, but never make this a place of punishment. This special spot in the house is a positive place where they can go to settle down, sort things out or just hang out when they need to be alone.


To conclude this article, this article has provided readers, in particular parents, with relaxation techniques to help children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder become more relaxed.  They include following a routine, in addition to having a place to relax.  Consider trying these alternatives as a treatment for ADHD.

Relaxation Techniques 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. (2017). Relaxation Techniques For Children With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 15, 2020, from


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