WebMD: Tips to Help Your Child with ADHD Behave

May 27, 2019

Published by CounciLINK on May 27, 2019


WebMD-Whether your child with ADHD is young or a teen, you can show them you’re firm but fair (and fun) by doing two key things:

•   Encourage good behavior with praise or rewards immediately.
•   Make consequences for bad behavior clear, understood, and consistent.

Your approach will depend on your child’s age.

Preschoolers (Age 5 and Younger)

Organize the day. Have a routine. Let your child know if it’s changing or if something unusual is going to happen, like a visit from a relative or a vacation.

Set rules and expectations. It’s best to do this right before an activity or situation.

Use rewards. If your child does something you’re proud of, give him a gold star, or give him time for his favorite hobby. Try not to use money, food, or candy for rewards.

Engage your child with mind-building activities, such as reading, games, and puzzles. Join in!

Use a timer. Some parents find this helps build structure. For example, set a reasonable time limit for a bath or playtime. It helps train your child to expect limitations, even on fun things. Give your child a time limit for doing a chore, too, especially if you reward her for finishing on time.

To read more, click on https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/adhd-behavioral-techniques#1.

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