3 Tips For Parents Who Have Children With ADHD
Calling all parents! Do you have a child with ADHD? Then this article is for you. This article will describe tips for parents who have children with ADHD.
Create A Routine
According to www.cdc.gov, it is recommended to create a routine. According to www.cdc.gov, it is recommended to create a routine from the time your child wakes up to the time your child goes to bed. Now that it is summer set a routine. Go to sleep at the same time, and go to bed at the same time. When your child goes to school during the fall, set a routine. Set a sleep time and a wake up time. In addition, set up a time for doing homework and dinner. This will add structure to your child’s routine. Every child with ADHD can benefit from organization and structure.
Be Clear And Specific When You Speak With Your Child
In addition to creating a set routine during the summer and the school year, according to www.cdc.gov, be clear and specific when you speak with your child. It is important to set standards with your child, set goals and set your standards for the day and the week. This way, your child will know what is expected of themselves and follow through. If you do not set goals and standards for your child, your child will not follow through.
Praise Your Child
In addition to the above, according to www.cdc.gov, it is important to praise your child. This is especially important during the school year when they finish a homework assignment or receive a good grade on an exam. Let them know they have succeeded in your mind. Provide them with encouragement. Tell them good job! Tell them how much you mean to them. They will appreciate this and want to do better for you and more importantly for themselves.
To end this specific article, three specific tips have been mentioned for parents who have children with ADHD. They include but are not limited to: creating a routine, being clear and specific when you speak with your child, in addition to praising your child. To recap, when you create a routine, it is important to establish structure in your child’s routine. This way, they will be more organized. On a further note, it is important to set clear expectations with your child. Let them know what is expected of them. On a final note, praise your child. Provide them with a sense of encouragement.
Walters, L. (2017). 3 Tips For Parents Who Have Children With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 19, 2017, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/08/3-tips-for-parents-with-adhd/