How to handle ADHD kids???
Created by Updated on Aug 27, 2013
Hi, I have a 6 yrs old son. He is a special child with ADHD problems as being examined by Dr. (Child Pshycologist) recently. The thing is, his grasping power is very high if he is interested in that particular topic, if not, then, he pay less attention; learning technique is very fast like spellings, words reading and making sentences etc. Verbally, he is far advance than his frens in the school as said by the teachers. But the main problem I am, as a mother, facing is, I've to make him sit with me forcibly (just to make daily routine for him to study), and he'll never do his work (say homework, writing) on his own. In simple word, no attention at all. So, pls help me out.......
| Aug 27, 2013
Hi Usharani! I appreciate ur efforts, u r doing a wonderful job. As far as attention span of kids with ADHD is concerned I understand it is difficult to make them sit at one place for even 5 minutes. U cud work on increasing his attention span by giving small instructions and helping him to follow it for ex brush your teeth. Let him be independent and appreciate on successful completion of a task. U cud read out picture books to him discuss it. Then u cud gradually read story books of his favorite characters whenever he likes. U cud play games with him like playing cards, dominoes, ludo,board games colouring activity, stringing of beads etc. u cud tell him to wait for his turn. On sitting at a stretch for 10 minutes or more u cud praise the child and keep motivating in between by saying u r doing a brilliant job. Ur child is a bundle of energy and joy just the right channelization of his energies is required which needs ur patience, love and motivation and praise. All d best!
| Aug 27, 2013
Dear Usharani, please take a look at the following link. It is a blog on ADHD and provides with some valuable inputs. Hope it helps. Here it is: https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/all-about-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/136
| Sep 01, 2013
@ Usharani, Kavitha : I hv seen ADHD problems in many kids. Our neighbour's son having same probem... alomst same age.... now they r taking help from professionals. They taking classes from Special Educator(Ganga ram hospital) . They understand kids and make parents understand how to handle and how to behave with special kids. Classes r quite expenses abt 500rs for 45mins.