Having a child who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be very difficult as a parent, teacher and/or caregiver. This article from HelpGuide.com, a nonprofit resource for parents, offers parenting tips that are "spot on" to help your child manage his/her symptoms. Children who have ADHD have a difficult time paying attention, completing tasks, focusing on one task, making friends and managing their impulses. These symptoms can affect your child in all different area of their life.
In the article, the author explores parenting techniques such as setting clear expectations, sticking to your limits, and reaching out to your support system such as friends and extended family for help with taking breaks. One great technique this article offers is to get your child active. Many children need additional physical activities to help exert their energy. After school programs, summer camps, structured activities such as karate, sports, etc., can help exert their added energy and help increase their social skills with age appropriate peers.
One of the suggestions the article does not mention is how therapy can help your child. Therapy will help your child increase his or her coping skills to increase attention span, increase organization, decrease response to impulses and help increase their social skills.
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