Center for child development

Tips that parents of children with ADHD must know

For parents of children with ADHD—Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it is natural that most of the everyday affairs with the children become a battle in its own right. This happens more so with parents who are new to dealing with children with ADHD.

In order to make their lives and that of the children better, the following can help

Rewards, not punishments

One of the major aspects to understand about children with ADHD is that they respond better when rewarded than when punished. Since behavioral growth is an important element, using rewards can bring in much desired changes in children than otherwise. Hence, parents must use rewards more often than punishments.

Work with your child

Another aspect that parents must understand about the child with ADHD is that, they must be nurtured constantly to grow as a better individual. As the child may have certain limitations when it comes to behaving, learning and speaking along with several other limitations, you need to work with your child as a team. This can not only induce better growth but also instill the child with confidence, as well.

Focusing on the child’s strength

It is only natural that your child might have a few strengths even when he/she has ADHD. In order to help the child walk on the right path, you need to focus on the child’s strengths. Emphasizing on the weaknesses of the child might send wrong signals to the child. On the other hand, when focusing on the things that the child ‘can do’, it naturally strengthens the self-esteem of the child, which is very important for a child with ADHD.

Induce motor-skills development games

One of the important aspects that can drive growth of a child with ADHD is the development of their motor skills. If you can make use of games that elicit the development of motor skills of the child, it can do wonder in helping the child develop better.

These are only the basic aspects that a parent must pay attention to and use to bring about the behavioral changes they want in their child.