Children with ADHD need consistent rules that they can understand and follow. Kids with ADHD should be rewarded for following these rules. Parents often criticize children with ADHD for their behavior -- but it's more helpful to seek out and praise good behavior. Ways to do this include:
Providing clear, consistent expectations, directions, and limits. Children with ADHD need to know exactly what others expect from them.
Setting up an effective discipline system. That means learning discipline methods that reward appropriate behavior and respond to misbehavior with alternatives such as time out or loss of privileges.
Creating a behavior modification plan to change the most problematic behaviors. Behavior charts that track your child's chores or responsibilities and that offer potential rewards for positive behaviors can be helpful tools. These charts, as well as other behavior modification techniques, will help parents address problems in systematic, effective ways.
Children with ADHD may need help organizing their time and belongings. You can encourage your child with ADHD to:
Medication is an important part of the overall treatment plan for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Doctors often prescribe stimulant medications or other drugs to control ADHD symptoms. The symptoms include:
short attention span
Like any medicine, ADHD drugs can have side effects. And they don't work in exactly the same way for every child. So when doctors prescribe these drugs, they have to work individually...