ADHD is an abbreviation for the 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 condition that mostly affects kids at an early age.
Younger children who have ADHD can also have problems to do with temper management. One major problem that ADHD patients encounter is the inability to pay attention when one is talking to them or in class; a child with ADHD will have a lot of trouble keeping track of routines and activities .
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.
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.
The first step to solving any problem is by accepting that the problem has already happened or already exists, similarly, the first step to helping a kid with ADHD is by accepting and understanding the condition of the kid plus accepting them for whom they are.
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.