Do you ever feel frustrated at yet another phone call or email from your child’s teacher about his or her behavior in the classroom? Do you find that he or she has trouble focusing on homework or other tasks at home? Does he or she sometimes act as though they are driven by a motor and you cannot get your child to slow down? Has your child received a diagnosis of ADHD or you have suspicions that the label may apply?
The first thing to realize is that your child is not a label. He or she may struggle with hyperactivity or inattention but there are gifts beneath those challenges just waiting to be revealed. As a parent, your job is to help your child learn how to maximize his or her gifts while learning to manage the challenges.
The following are methods that can be useful in the management of ADHD: