Help Your Child Flourish this back-to-school season
It’s that time of year again: the back to school season. For parents of children with ADHD, this can be a challenging time. There are so many things to do, and it can be hard to know where to start. In this blog post, we will outline a couple ways that you can help your child during the back to school season. Keep reading for helpful tips!
Communicate and Create Routines
The first step is to talk to your child’s teacher. It is important that you let the teacher know about your child’s condition and ask for their help in making sure that your child has a successful school year.
Next, create a daily routine for your child and stick to it as much as possible. This will help them feel more comfortable and secure during the hectic back to school season.
Check Their Cargo
Another often overlooked yet helpful tip is to make sure that your child’s backpack is not too heavy. A heavy backpack can cause problems for children with ADHD because it makes them tired and stressed. It is important to find a backpack that is comfortable and lightweight, to keep any further distractions such as nagging back and shoulder aches to a minimum when your child may already be struggling to pay attention.
Keep Them Busy, But Not Too Busy
In addition, try to avoid having too many activities after school. This can be overwhelming for children with ADHD and lead to behavior problems. Instead, focus on one or two activities that your child enjoys and stick to those.
Make sure that the activities are age-appropriate. Many children with ADHD are over scheduled and participate in too many activities that are beyond their developmental level. This can lead to frustration and boredom.
Finally, make sure that the activities are structured and have a clear purpose. This will help your child stay focused and avoid getting overwhelmed.
Take Some Time For Yourself.
Lastly, take some time for yourself. This back to school season can be stressful, so make sure to schedule some time for yourself as well. Relax and recharge so that you can be the best parent possible for your child.