Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD10/14/11
(HealthDay News) -- Parents of children with attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help their children succeed at
home and at school.
The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health offers these
- Keep your child's everyday items -- such as clothing, toys and
backpack -- neatly organized.
- Create and maintain a consistent schedule each day for
homework, meals, bedtime and other activities.
- Use organizers to keep homework in order. Encourage your child
to write down all assignments, and to bring home all of the
- Offer rewards and praise when your child behaves well.
- Communicate all rules consistently and clearly.
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