As parents, we all talk about positive parenting. All parents want to be good parents to their children. However there are times which parents cannot control their children. Some children are with behavior issues. If your child falls into this category, how do you help him to overcome his issues? Is that through punishments or through careful attention and care?
If your child is inattentive, Hyperactive or Impulsive it can be a sign of ADHD. Therefore the best solution is to treat him under professional advice and guidance. Not through punishments!
What is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a medical condition that needs proper treatment. A child with ADHD has different attention span and different brain activity than other children of similar age. As they are unable to self-control or concentrate properly, this affects the child’s activities in at home, school and everywhere.
This is why parents with ADHD children should pay more attention on this matter in order to help their children to overcome the situation.
How Parents can help their child with ADHD?
ADHD is treated in different ways. Usually ADHD treatment includes Behavior therapy and medicine. At the same time parents will be guided through coaching on how to react with behavior issues of the child. It is also necessary to get the teacher’s support to the child to overcome this situation. When the parent get school support, it will be helpful for the child to enjoy the time at school.
Other than the specific ADHD treatment, below are the things that can be done by the parents.
ADHD is a condition that can be controlled with proper treatment. Therefore if your kid is diagnosed with ADHD, you can support him to overcome the situation by involving in the treatment process.
Learn more about this condition and understand your child’s behavior. Be sure to follow the instructions given to you by the ADHD treatment provider.
Learn how to approach your child in a positive way. By doing so, you can easily support your child to overcome the behavioral issues by improving his attention.
If your child has to take medicine under his ADHD treatment process, Be sure to give medicine on time and in correct dose.
Connect with his school and talk with the teacher. Check how he behaves in the school. Get the support of the teacher in the process of ADHD treatment.
After all, it is important that you help your child in a positive way to treat this condition. ADHD is treatable. Contact a ADHD treatment provider or healthcare professional for advice.
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Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)