1.A daily routine is important :
Create a consistent daily routine. Predictability can help children with ADHD feel more secure. Use checklists to help them remember to pack things.
2. Break Tasks into Manageable Steps :
Break down tasks into smaller, more manageable steps. This can make tasks seem less overwhelming for your child. These are related to chores, academics and a hobby. E.g. if their closet is cluttered, let them clean one shelf in a day.
3. Give suggestions rather than heavy instructions :
As they get overwhelmed with instructions, use a suggestion in a calm tone. It is more of patience displayed by the caregiver.
4. Use Visual Aids: Show don’t tell or yell.
Charts and reminders can help your child understand and follow routines. Avoid loud colors. Keep it simple with post its or a weekly time table. Add newness to it to break the monotony.
5.Provide Clear Instructions: Rehearse the questions.
Use clear and concise instructions. It is great if you can make a flow chart and guide them.
Praise and rewards really work and boost their self-esteem. Also, maintain that actions have consequences. If rules are not followed, gently curtail a privilege.
7. A quiet corner :
Self-regulation is attained in a designated quiet corner every time they are overwhelmed. That also gives you a cue that they are finding a topic heavy.
Physical activity can help release excess energy and improve focus. Encourage activities like sports, swimming, or even a short walk.
9. Avoid the sugar rush
Ensure your child has a balanced and nutritious diet. Avoid excessive sugar and processed foods is to be avoided.
10. Encourage Hobbies:
Try a hobby that they love. Perhaps a board game on a Sunday or even take their help in a chore. Let them feel important and appreciate the same.
11 . Establish Clear Consequences:
Be consistent with consequences for both positive and negative behaviour. Also the caregiver/parent must be firm about the same. Explain to them that it is not a punishment.
12 Seek Professional Help:
With therapy, children find a safe space and are comfortable expressing their insecurities.
13. Tell them they are loved!
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