Effective Parenting Tips for a Child with ADHD
Raising a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be really challenging sometimes. Also, there are no rules for raising a child with ADHD because symptoms may vary personality to personality, and age difference also matters. However, there are some approaches that can be altered or customized according to the personality of your child. Parents can adapt person-centered approaches to raise a child with ADHD. In this blog, I have highlighted the best and effective approach based parenting tips to raise a child with ADHD. So, let’s get started.
Effective parenting tips for a child with ADHD:
1. Maintain the interest
Children with ADHD experience an issue in maintaining interest or focusing on something for so long. Therefore, try to keep the activities fun and interactive so that children can learn easily and can build interest in learning.
2. Provide encouragement
Sometimes it may happen that your child may feel demotivated, to keep up the motivation provide encouragement to your child. Encouragement can come in any form, try to be more supportive. Keep interacting or communicating with them so that they do not get distracted.
3. Help them with the pattern and structure
Learning or some activities might get difficult for them; therefore, help them in understanding the pattern or structure. If they feel difficulty, explain them again and again until they understand the point.
4.Practice yoga, meditation or exercise with them
While maintaining a proper activity schedule include yoga, meditation, or exercise session in the schedule. By practicing meditation, your child can also learn mindfulness which is really beneficial to establish inner peace and calm.
5. Maintain a proper sleeping pattern
Moreover, it is also essential to maintain proper sleeping in kids with ADHD. Proper sleep makes their mind work properly and also beneficial in increasing the focus on any activity. Since proper sleep refreshed the body and mind.
6. Prepare a schedule with small activities and tasks
While you prepare a proper schedule make sure the activities you include are of your child’s interests so that he\she may focus on the task. Additionally, if the activities are not of their interest, try to bring some fun so that they can enjoy and learn at the same time.
7. Be As Calm As You Can
Handling a child with ADHD can really be challenging sometimes, therefore, do not forget to take care of yourself. Try to practice mindfulness or any other form of meditation to keep your calm while trying to engage with your child in activities.
8. Remove the distractions (help them focus in a task)
Focus on the patterns your child carries as a distraction while doing an activity. After recognizing the pattern, try to eliminate the distraction and introduce something productive into the place.
9. Do not give commands, explain
Parenting a child with ADHD is quite challenging due to their emotional behavior. Therefore, do not give orders or commands. Whenever you talk, do it in a more explaining way so that they can also learn politeness in the same way.
10. Introduce time management
We cannot deny the fact that children with ADHD are more into fidgeting and carry an unorganized attitude. Therefore, to eliminate such overwhelming behaviors, introduce time management. Learning and adapting to time management can be really beneficial for a child with ADHD.
11. Avoid negative words
There is a famous saying that, whatever we do our child tries to copy the same (well it’s a generic statement). Meanwhile, a child with ADHD is a little bit different; he\she can take it in a different way (maybe an emotional outburst). Additionally, as per research, every child carries different signs; therefore, try to avoid negative words in front of your kids.
12. Focus on modifying behavior
A child with ADHD is more emotionally involved and is kind of a daydreamer, try to change such behavior and introduce them to some fact checks and reality so that the signs can be maintained.
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