- Work with your child to create a plan
Be aware of how ADHD can affect your child's strategy. Target each event—homework, fun and family—then work with them to stay on track
- Maintain a regular schedule
Work to consistently follow a plan with your child at home, in-school, after-school and on weekends.
- Build a support team that includes parents, teachers, instructors and coaches
Talk with them about how ADHD affects your child's life. Discuss successes and work together on the challenges.
- Encourage participation in after-school activities
Look for structured activities that use energy constructively and build social skills to bring success in and out of school.
- Manage ADHD for the long-term
Work with your physician to develop a total treatment program. To stay focused all day, use behavior modification techniques and medications recommended by a doctor that provide coverage all day.
- Ease the strain of ADHD
Keep routines fun and take breaks when times get tough to help relieve the stress of ADHD.
- Recognize EVERY win
Review your child's progress regularly and celebrate accomplishments, small and large.
- Use available resources
Take time to teach your child how to use calendars, organizers, and written reminders to help them stay focused in all parts of their day.
- Evaluate their personal strength and weakness
Managing ADHD requires discipline, a positive attitude and good planning skills.
- Understand the challenges of ADHD
Know that ADHD is a medical condition that makes it more difficult to control behavior and attention. Stress the importance of taking responsibility for recognizing and understanding the challenges of ADHD.