Offer Praise – and Rewards
Praise good behavior immediately and often. While it’s easy to notice and react immediately to negative behavior, parents of ADHD children should remember to respond just as quickly to good behavior. Positive reinforcement is the best behavioral tool, and it’s especially important to children with attention deficit when it comes from a parent.
Promptly award good behavior. Teachers can reward good behavior by praising the ADHD child in front of his peers or giving him a special privilege. You can use tokens, such as stars on a chart or coins as rewards too. Once a certain number of tokens are earned, your child earns a predetermined reward like a trip to the movies.