The school year is back upon us, and parents of kids with ADHD probably could use some support and tips.
So here are some suggestions:
1. Manage your expectations.
Children with ADHD have a legitimate neurological condition that impairs planning, organization, impulse control, focus, and attention. ADHD cannot be cured, but it can be managed with teaching strategies, accommodations, practicing difficult skills, and, sometimes, medication.
Sometimes parents think that their children should be able to follow through on cleaning their room, finish a whole worksheet without being distracted, remember their notebooks, and keep their hands to themselves when reminded.
However, these expectations may be unrealistic without interventions and accommodations.
2. Provide accommodations even at home.