Just Do It: Fighting ADHD Procrastination at School

Is your child a chronic procrastinator? Help ADHD students study for tests and finish classwork, homework, and chores now -- not later.

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Do It Now (Not Later)

How can you help students who struggle with procrastination? Initiating a task involves the ability to begin projects without undue procrastination, in an efficient or timely fashion. For instance, a young child with strong executive function can start an assignment immediately after instructions are given. Self-starting high school students won’t put off their least favorite homework assignment until the end of the evening.

Starting a task is hard for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) because their brains are usually stuck in the present, on the right now. They prefer to focus on the most interesting thing in their immediate environment. That’s usually not classwork, homework, or chores.

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