Tips To Raising A Kid With ADHD: Part II
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.
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.
Walters, L. (2017). Tips To Raising A Kid With ADHD: Part II. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 19, 2017, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/07/tips-to-raising-a-kid-with-adhd-part-ii/