First published: 6 May 2021 @ 3:03 pm
As a parent, it is important to know how to help your child with ADHD concentrate. A number of strategies are available to help your child focus on the task at hand.
These techniques will help your child be successful in school and also develop the ability to stay focused in all areas of their life.
1. Manage Their Schedule
One of the biggest factors in helping a child with ADHD concentrate is their schedule. They need a schedule that includes plenty of downtime and sleep as well as time for structured activities.
By knowing what they are doing every hour of the day, it will be easier for them to stay focused on the task at hand and follow through with their responsibilities.
2. Break Down Tasks
Many children with ADHD find it difficult to concentrate on one task for long periods of time because they get bored easily or become distracted by other things around them. Breaking down tasks into smaller chunks can help keep your child focused and also allow them to see progress as they complete each part of the task.
If you notice that they have trouble focusing on one activity, try switching activities regularly until you find something that they enjoy doing that keeps them engaged for longer periods of time.
3. Set Goals
Helping your child set goals is another great way to help them focus. For example, if you are helping them with their homework, ask them what they want to achieve by the end of the night.
Then set a time limit for completing each part of the homework. By setting these goals and having a deadline, your child will be more likely to stay focused on completing their work.
4. Keep Them Active
Being active helps keep your child’s mind focused and also helps burn off some of that excess energy that makes it difficult for them to sit still and concentrate on a task.
Playing outside, going for walks or doing other physical activities can help keep your child focused while also burning off some of that excess energy that might otherwise cause trouble in school or at home.
5. Structure Their Day
It is important to create structure in your child’s day so they know what is expected of them and how much time they have for each activity.
It can be helpful to use a daily planner or other scheduling tools to help keep track of all the things that need to get done each day as well as give your child something visual to refer back to when they need help staying focused on their responsibilities.
6. Use Rewards
Rewards are a great way to help your child stay focused on a task. By offering rewards for completing certain tasks, you can help keep your child motivated to complete the task at hand. Try using stickers or other types of rewards to help motivate your child to stay focused on their schoolwork or chores.
7. Keep It Positive
Helping your child with ADHD concentrate is a positive experience for both of you, but it can be difficult if you get frustrated easily or use negative words and tone when trying to encourage them.
It is important to keep things positive when trying to help your child with ADHD concentrate and avoid negative words and actions.
8. Create A Plan
One of the most important ways that you can help your child with ADHD concentrate is by creating a plan for helping them focus. Having a plan in place ahead of time will make it easier for you and your child to work together in helping them learn how to stay focused on the tasks at hand and achieve their goals.
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