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How can you encourage your child with ADHD?

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Children with ADHD may need help organizing their time and belongings. You can encourage your child with ADHD to:

  • Stay on a schedule. Your child will function best if he has the same routine every day, from wake-up to bedtime. Be sure to include homework and playtime in the schedule. Kids may benefit from a visual representation of their schedule , such as a calendar or list. Review this with them often.
  • Organize everyday items. Your child should have a place for everything and keep everything in its place. This includes clothing, backpacks, and school supplies.
  • Use homework and notebook organizers. Stress the importance of having your child write down assignments and bring home the needed books. A checklist at the end of the day can be helpful to make sure items like schoolbooks, lunch boxes, and jackets are brought home each day.

From: Parenting a Child With ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CHADD.org (Children and Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

National Resource Center on ADHD.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

CHADD.org (Children and Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

National Resource Center on ADHD.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

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