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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Positive Reinforcement for ADD/ADHD Children

There is always something positive to say to your ADD/ADHD children -- even on tough days. Acknowledge their accomplishments, large and small, encouraging them to keep up the effort. My students look forward to my ADD/ADHD coaching sessions for the pat on the back and the positive reinforcement they receive. For example, I’ll say, “Wow! You finished half of your math problems! Great progress.” Or, “Did you notice how focused you were during practice today? I know that takes a lot of effort!” Remember: Goals are reached in steps/stages, and each step deserves recognition.

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TAGS: Behavior in ADHD Kids, Routines for ADHD Children, ADHD Coaching, Teens and Tweens with ADHD, ADHD Communication Skills


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