Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Home Treatment
Many home treatment methods can help
reduce your child's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
symptoms. The approaches differ for children and adults. But treatment for all
ages emphasizes understanding the condition, creating a daily structure, and
using support systems.
When your child has ADHD, work together to
improve behavior and functioning at home and school. Also, it is
important for you to know that helping yourself will also help your
Tips for self-care
Take care of yourself. It is often
challenging to raise a child who has ADHD. Caring for your own physical and mental
health is an important part of helping your child and will help provide the
Educate yourself about ADHD. Learn as
much as you can about the condition and your child's specific symptoms. You
will be better able to help your child if you understand the
Helping your child build self-esteem.
Behaviors caused by ADHD can affect a child's feelings about himself or
herself. You can help your child develop healthy self-esteem by encouraging a
sense of belonging, confidence in learning, and an awareness of his or her
Helping your child get things done. Children with ADHD have more difficulty than other children in
paying attention to instructions. And they frequently get distracted before
they can complete a task. Your patience, persistence, and creative thinking can
help your child learn skills and accomplish tasks at home and school.