Teach executive function skills in the home
Learn ways we can teach our children to overcome challenges and begin to establish positive and productive routines.
The goal for all parents is to raise independent and responsible young adults who overcome challenges and work hard to meet their own expectations (personal goals) and the expectations within the roles they play (student, son/daughter, athlete).
Proactive parenting strategies for ADHD and executive function deficits.
These are behavior and environmental changes parents should use to shape the behavior of children, with and without ADHD.
Maintain a daily schedule
Keep distractions to a minimum
Provide logical places for the child to keep schoolwork, toys, and clothes
Set small and reachable goals (expectations)
Reward positive behavior ("token economy")
Use charts and checklists to help the child stay on task and motivated
Find positive activities (hobbies, sports)
Use calm discipline (time out, removing the child from the situation)