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How To Succeed In A New School Year

Introduction

Are you a parent who has a child with ADHD?  Are you looking for ways for your child to succeed in the new school year?  Continue reading this article to find out more ways.  They include: having a new calendar for the new school year, having backup items, in addition to setting up a homework routine.

Have A New Calendar For The New School Year

According to childmind.org, the first tip to enable your child to succeed during the new school year is to have a new calendar for the new school year.  It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or creative.  You can buy a new one at walmart.  Remember to put all your child’s homework assignments, tests, and paper due dates in this calendar.

Have Backup Items

In addition to having a new calendar, according to childmind.org, it is important to have backup items.  Be sure to buy these at the beginning of the school year.  As the school year continues, you will use up your school supplies over time.  You will also be busy with homework assignments, tests, and papers.  You will not have time to run out to the food store, walmart, bjs, etc.  Buy the school supplies when they are on sale at the end of the summer.  This way, you can put them in a storage container in a closet, and your child will have them ready to use once they run out of their old supplies.

Set Up A Homework Routine

In addition to having a new calendar for the new school year and having back up items, according to childmind.org, it is also important to set up a homework routine.  This is especially important for individuals with ADHD who have difficulty staying on task at times.  Once your child comes in from the bus stop or you drive them home from school, they can have a snack, play outside, then start their homework.  This can be a solid routine for your child.  You can also adjust it for their comfort level.

Conclusion

To end this article, three tips have been mentioned to enable individuals with ADHD to succeed in school.  They include but are not limited to: having a new calendar for the beginning of the school year, having backup school supplies, in addition to setting up a general homework routine each day after school.  These three tips will enable your child to succeed in school.

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How To Succeed In A New School Year

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). How To Succeed In A New School Year. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 27, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/09/how-to-succeed-in-a-new-school-year/

 

Last updated: 28 Sep 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 28 Sep 2017
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