ADHD is the short form of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD can also be termed as a condition of the brain that basically affects the ability of a person to pay attention. ADHD is a condition that mostly affects kids at an early age.
One of the signs of ADHD is that children with ADHD have a very self focused behaviour such that they are unable to recognise other people’s needs and desires. Children with ADHD always have a difficulty engaging in clam leisure activities because they can’t stand still.
The following are some of the tips that parents whose children have ADHD should equip themselves with in order to be able to manage their kids. The use of a day planner and electronic calendars is essential in this case because you can set up automatic reminders so that scheduled events do not pass unrecognised.
You can also organise your room, office, class or home in such a way that all the things you need to use on a regular basis are in a place where you can easily see them and also throw way those that are unnecessary to avoid confusion. If you are in the office or class and you have problem to do with disorganisation of your paper work, you can deal with it by choosing a paperwork system that works well with you and also avoid piling of papers on your desk or in the office.
Once you have decided on the kind of behaviours you want your child to have and they keep failing to follow the guidelines you can even punish him or her once for having an unacceptable behaviour or for failing to follow the instructions and guidelines given to the kid so that he or she will be afraid to face the consequence in case they are tempted to repeat the mistake.
One of the things you should completely avoid is discouraging the child when you realize they have an unusual problem; you should instead encourage them by telling them good and positive things about the problem they are having or encountering.
For instances, aggressive outbursts from children with ADHD is a common problem so one way to deal with it is by accepting and always being ready to help the kid no matter the situation.
If the kid comes home with assignments and forgets about them you should be the one to take the responsibility of ensuring they do the assignments in time and also help them with the assignments; in times when your encouragement does not seem to work to help you can also go for professional help and counselling from therapists and other specialist so that they can help you to manage your stress, pressure and anxiety and that of the kid.