ADD/ADHD Parenting Tips From an ADHD Coach

Tips from an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) coach about how parents can help their ADD/ADHD child thrive in school and at home.

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Ask Your ADD/ADHD Child Open-Ended Questions

Pose questions that show your ADD/ADHD child that you do not have an agenda, and that you are interested in hearing what he wants to share. Be curious and nonjudgmental. Here are some open-ended questions to ask. I use them with my clients every day, and the results are excellent!

What was the best part of your day?
When do you expect to start your homework?
What seems to be the problem?
How can I help you in your effort?

Avoid Asking “Why” Questions

“Why” questions put your child on guard, making him less willing to share information. These types of questions can also lead to arguments. Instead of asking, “Why didn’t you turn in your homework?” try, “What will help you turn in your homework on time?”


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