Parenting tips for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder- ADHD

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD can be challenging and numerous parents are not able to take care of such child due to one or the other reason such as ignorance or lack of knowledge. Additionally, some parents are not able to identify that their child is suffering from ADHD, but you got to pay attention to those signs which may direct that your child is suffering from ADHD. This article is for those parents who own a child, experiencing from ADHD but do not know what to do.

First of all, you should be able to detect whether your child is mentally fit or not. If you find any of these signs it may direct to possible ADHD and contact a good doctor immediately in such a situation;

  • Self-focused behaviour. A common sign of ADHD is what seems like an incapability to recognize other people’s needs and desires, but don’t be mistaken.
  • Interrupting in between.
  • Difficulty waiting for their turn.
  • Emotional turmoil.
  • Problems playing or sitting quietly.
  • Not finishing tasks.
  • Lack of focus.
  • Fidgeting.

So, collectively speaking, these children are hyperactive and they often find it difficult to sit quietly at one place. Also, such children are usually mistaken to be misbehaving, but in reality, they are not. So, think before scolding your child for being naughty or fidgety the next time they break your favourite vase by mistake. Here are some tips which could help you better guide your child with ADHD;\

Keep things interesting: Children with ADHD often shows symptoms of two type of conditions;

  • Distractibility: the condition in which they are easily distracted by distractions, and
  • Hyperfocus: the condition in which they get immersed in their tasks so much that they forget about their surroundings.

    Such children may lose interest if they do not find the task interesting, and challenging. So try to keep things interesting.

    Keep your child motivated through encouragement: Encourage your child by praising heir good behaviours and also let them know what is unacceptable.

    Provide them with a plan: Provide a structure to your child’s daily schedule. Doing this will help your child limit distractions and develop a sense of responsibility in them. Also, knowing what to expect, can help calm your child and help him/ her perform better.

    Encourage your child to exercise: Exercising can help your child in many ways:

  • Stimulates the brain
  • reduces the risk of depression and anxiety.
  • promotes concentration and focus.
  • Improves sleep patterns.

Break down the tasks: Some tasks may be too complex for your child, therefore you must try to break them down into small, achievable goals. For example, if you wand your child to clean his/ her room, tell him/ her to make the bed, pick and place the toys in its place, etc. Instead of just instructing them to clean the room.

Being a parent of a very special child, you should be well prepared yourself to be able to take care of your child. Additionally, being aware is the best way to tackle every challenge in your life. So, gain every knowledge you can to raise your child in the best possible way.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]