Helping your child with ADHD: What you need to know
1. Stay positive and healthy yourself
Keep things in perspective. Don’t sweat the small stuff and be willing to make some compromises. Believe in your child.
When you take care of yourself, you’re better able to take care of your child
2. Establish structure and stick to it
Follow a routine. Use clocks and timers. Simplify your child’s schedule. Create a quiet place. Do your best to be neat and organized.
3. Set clear expectations and rules
Don’t forget praise and positive reinforcement
4. Encourage movement and sleep
Physical activity can help your child with ADD/ADHD
5. Help your child eat right
Eating small meals more often may help your child’s ADD/ADHD
6. Teach your child how to make friends
It's hard for children with ADHD to learn social skills and social rules. You can help your child with ADD/ADHD become a better listener, learn to read people’s faces and body language, and interact more smoothly in groups.