ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD refers to a medical condition that affects how well someone can sit still, focus and also pay attention. ADHD is a commonly diagnosed mental disorder in children and teens and it can even continue to adulthood.
Once an ADHD patient is self focused it can easily cause them to interrupt the people close to him or her while they are talking and they can also join into conversations, activities, games and arguments that they are not even part of. Another thing that is commonly seen in children with ADHD is that they can’t often stand still because they will have to try to always run, fidget or turn in their chairs when they are required to get seated.
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.
Coming up with a structure or a habit that you can follow on a regular basis can also help; make a habit of taking notes whenever you are in class or you are listening from someone so that it can boost your attention. 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.
Giving them a chance to make mistakes as they learn to abide by the rules and also rewarding them for passing tests when they are well behaved can also be a way to encourage theem.
It is also advisable that you also learn to ignore the mild disruptive behaviours of the kid because there has to be in one way or the other, a way, that the kid has to release his or her confined energy; if the kid does it intentionally, in an abusive way or deliberately disrupts other you should urge the kid not to do so or even punish him or her if need be.
If you are a teacher in class and the kid has a problem of waiting for their turn to ask and answer questions or do anything is to teach the kid on how to pose for a moment before asking or answering questions.