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3 Tips To Get Your Children Back To School With ADHD

Introduction

Are you a parent with a child who has ADHD?  Are you getting ready to bring your child back to school?  This can be a stressful process for you.  However, remember this can be an even more stressful process for your child.  This article will provide readers with three tips to prepare your child with ADHD for school in the fall.

Have A Detailed Back To School List For Your Child

On a first note, it is important to have a detailed back to school list for your child.  This will most likely be a school supplies list.  Go school supply shopping with your child.  Compromise with your child.  If your child wants to buy something, buy it, as long as it is suitable for school and the price is reasonable.  It is about adapting to your child’s needs and getting them ready for school in the fall.  Remember children with ADHD can be a little anxious.  Make school supply shopping fun for them.

If This Information Is Available Prior To The School Year, Make Sure Your Child Knows Who Their Teacher And School Counselor Are

In addition to having a detailed back to school list, it is also important for your child to know who their teacher and school counselor are prior to the beginning of the school year, if this information is available to them.  Some schools provide this information to the child and the family prior to the beginning of the school year, while other schools do not provide this information to the child and the family.  On an important note, if you do have this information, send an e-mail to your child’s teacher and school counselor prior to the beginning of the school year, informing them of your child’s diagnosis and his or her appropriate accommodations.

Get In The Habit Of Going To Bed Around A Reasonable Bed Time

In addition to having a detailed back to school list for your child and making sure your child knows who his or her teacher or school counselor are if available, it is also important get in the habit of going to bed around a reasonable bed time.  Children with ADHD can have difficulty falling asleep at times.  Therefore, it is important to get them adjusted for the school year.   During the summer months, children can get in the habit of going to bed late at night.  Toward the end of August, you want your child to go to bed earlier in the evening, so he or she is well adapted for the school year.

Conclusion

This article has provided readers with several strategies for parents to enable their child to adjust to the beginning of the school year with ADHD.

 

3 Tips To Get Your Children Back To School 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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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). 3 Tips To Get Your Children Back To School With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 26, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/08/3-tips-to-get-your-children-back-to-school-with-adhd/

 

Last updated: 22 Aug 2017
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