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Tips To Raising Kids With ADHD


Are you looking for tips to raise kids with ADHD?  Continue reading this article to find out.  This article will explore ways to raise kids with ADHD.  They include being creative, having structure and consistency, praising your child, as well as adjusting your expectations as a parent.

Be Creative

According to, be creative in order to help your child succeed with ADHD.  Use an electronic writing board to help them complete homework and complete chores around the house.  This will enable your child to be more organized.

Have Structure And Consistency

According to, it is important to have structure and consistency in your child’s life with ADHD, as well.  It is perfectly fine to have your child play outside before having them complete their homework assignments.  Let them relax and burn off some energy before completing their homework assignments.  Let them grab a snack as well.  Then, let them complete their homework assignments.  This leads to structure and consistency and a set routine in your child’s life.

Praise Your Child

In addition to being creative and having structure and consistency in your child’s life with ADHD, according to, it is also essential to praise your child.  Provide them with a strong sense of encouragement.  Reinforce their positive behavior.  Let them know they are doing well.  This will enable them to increase their behavior and succeed.

Adjust Your Expectations As A Parent

In addition, according to, it is essential to adjust your expectations as a parent.  If your child is having a rough day, encourage them.  Provide them with positive feedback.  They will appreciate this feedback from you and look to improve upon their day and look to become better.


Having a child with ADHD can be a difficult task for any parent.  As provided in this article, there are many different sources of advice to follow.  First, be creative.  Do not do the same routine every day.  Switch it up.  Be creative and spontaneous each day.  On a second note, have structure and consistency.  If your child has ADHD, your child needs organization.  Having structure and consistency in their life will provide a sense of organization in their life.  On a third note, praise your child.  Provide your child with a sense of encouragement.  Let them know they are doing a good job.   In addition, adjust your expectations as a parent, be flexible with your child and adapt to their needs.




Tips To Raising Kids 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). Tips To Raising Kids With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 14, 2020, from


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