High-energy

Kids

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. 

WORKING CLOCK

GET UP & MOVE

WHOLE-BODY LISTENING

 Disclaimer: The resources and ideas found on this website are all research-based and vetted with a parent and educator lens. The tools listed have worked for our children; however, each child is different. This list is not exhaustive and is a compilation of ideas and strategies to try at home.  No information on this website should be used as medical advice. We are not clinical psychologists, but we do work alongside them as thought partners in this journey.