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Tips To Raising A Kid With ADHD: Part II

Introduction

In my previous article, I described tips for parents to raise their children with ADHD.  In this article, I will expand upon this topic and include more tips for parents with ADHD to raise their children.

Use Positive Phrases When Giving Instructions

According to psychcentral.com, it is essential to use positive phrases when giving instructions.  Always use positive phrases when giving instructions.  Never use negative phrases.  Always be positive.  Your child will realize this and recognize you are being positive and in return generate positive results.

Give One Direction At A Time

According to psychcentral.com, give them one direction at a time.  It is important to not overpower your child.  Too much information at once can be too much for your child.  They can become discouraged and become stressed out.  Start with little bits of information at once.

Give Your Child Choices

According to psychcentral.com, give your child choices.  Your child is like anyone else.  They deserve to make decisions.  They deserve to have a choice in the matter.  Give them a choice.

Give Your Child Breaks

According to psychcentral.com, give your child breaks.  Your child is not a machine.  Give them breaks, whether they are doing homework or whatever they are doing.  Give them time to rest.  You will see the results in their performance.

Don’t Forget To Laugh And Have Fun

According to psychcentral.com, don’t forget to laugh and have fun.  Support your child.  If you are serious all the time, this is all your child is going to know.  Laugh and have fun with your child.  After your child is done with his or her homework for the day, go for a walk in the park.  Enjoy the nice weather outside.  Eat dinner in the park.  Have fun.

Conclusion

To end this article, various tips have been mentioned for parents to improve the lives of their children with ADHD.  First, use positive phrases when giving instructions.  Never be negative toward your child, always positive.  Second,  give one direction at a time.  Never overload your child with directions at once.  Third, give your child choices.  Let them have something to choose from.  Fourth, give your child breaks.  Your child is a human being.  They deserve a break in the day, especially after a hard day at school.  On a final note, do not forget to laugh and have fun.  Your child deserves to have some fun in his or her day.

Tips To Raising A Kid 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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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). Tips To Raising A Kid With ADHD: Part II. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 17, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/07/tips-to-raising-a-kid-with-adhd-part-ii/

 

Last updated: 22 Jul 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Jul 2017
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