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How To Maintain Structure In Your Child’s Summer Routine With ADHD: Part II

Introduction

In my previous article, I discussed four ways for children with ADHD to maintain structure in their routine’s over the summer months.  This article will expand upon this topic and explore more ways for children with ADHD to maintain structure in their daily routines during the summer months.

ADHD Summer Camp

One way to maintain structure in your child’s routine during the summer months is to enroll your child in ADHD summer camp.  What are the benefits of ADHD summer camp?  According to www.campkennebec.com, the following can be stated about ADHD summer camp:

The most obvious, but often overlooked benefit of a summer at camp is that campers expend so much energy each day, having so much fun that they are exhausted by bedtime! Being physically tired, after a great day is one of the best non-medical approaches we’ve ever seen to help kids manage their ADHD. Campers sleep well when they’ve walked several kilometers each day to activities, games, and adventures. Interestingly, campers often take this increased interest in physical activity home with them, giving parents one more non-medical way to help kids and teens with ADHD thrive.

Go To The Pool With Your Child

In addition to enrolling your child in ADHD summer camp, consider going to the local community pool with your child.  This will enable your child to enjoy the outdoors and have fun in the water.  Especially if he/she is hyperactive, your child will be able to burn off energy, while playing in the water.

Schedule A Family Trip

On a third note, consider scheduling a family trip.  Consider going on a cruise or even somewhere where there is a water park.  Make it fun.  School is out for the summer.  Make it enjoyable for your whole family, including your child.  Make it a bonding time for your whole family to spend more time together and relax and enjoy the warm weather during the summer months.

Conclusion

To end this specific article, this article has provided readers with three specific tips for children with ADHD to have more structure in their daily routines during the summer months, now that the summer is fast approaching.  These three tips include, but are not limited to, going to ADHD summer camp, going to the local community pool, in addition to scheduling a family trip.  If you are a parent, these three tips will add structure to your child’s summer routine.

How To Maintain Structure In Your Child’s Summer Routine With ADHD: 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. (2017). How To Maintain Structure In Your Child’s Summer Routine With ADHD: Part II. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 16, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/05/how-to-maintain-structure-in-your-childs-life-with-adhd-part-ii/

 

Last updated: 10 Jun 2017
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