Free Sample Schedules for Reliable Family Routines
For children with ADHD, reliable schedules and easy-to-follow routines can make a world of difference. Here, learn how to create effective routines for waking up and going to sleep — two common trouble spots.
Though they may insist otherwise, children with ADHD desperately need and often thrive with reliable daily routines — particularly in the morning and at bedtime. Why? Many children with ADHD exhibit executive function deficits, which means they have a hard time organizing tasks in their minds — making it difficult to figure out how much time it will take to brush their teeth, take a bath, or choose an outfit.
Eliminate the stress by using this free guide to tackle common trouble spots, from waking up in the morning to going to bed at night. You can make your own routine or adapt the included sample routine to your family’s needs. Plus, we’ve gathered advice from real parents of kids with ADHD, cluing you in to the power of:
- dry-erase boards
- iPad apps
- poker chips as rewards
- and other tried-and-tested ways to keep our distractible kids on track!
Creating a daily routine provides the external organization children with ADHD need to focus, manage their time, and wind down without stress. Follow these guidelines to make a schedule that will help your child put her best foot forward, each and every day.