The hardest thing about ADHD is that it’s ‘invisible’ to outsiders. People just assume that we are not being good parents and that our child is a brat, when they don’t have an idea how exhausted we truly are. -S.C.
Things you can say to your Kid
“Show me what it looks like to have your brain listening.”
“Does your body need more space?”
“What part of your body isn’t listening yet?”
“What does your body need in order to _____?”
Strategies to try at home
Shade in the amount of time your child has to work on each task.
Set a timer for 5 minutes and have your child go outside. Running is a great way to get out the extra energy before working on a task at home.
Take a picture of your child in the space that you’d like them to have a calm body. Post this picture in the space as a visual reminder.