5 Ways to Deal With ADHD

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How To Deal With ADHD?

With an increasing number of our youths suffering ADHD, stress syndromes, unemployment, depression, drug use, crime and higher rates of youth suicide than ever before, todays parents and teachers are finding their roles more and more difficult.

According to renowned family relationships specialist, Marguerite Clancy, there are no overnight solutions for issues such as ADHD, but there are a few quick things struggling parents can do now to start dealing with it:

1) Get into a routine and stick to it (try to include fun times and laughter)

2) Set up a punching bag or get your child playing a sport

3) Be consistent with discipline and offer rewards where appropriate

4) Use positive language, keep directions short, maintain calm

5) Agree on consequences for behaviour together

There are many options available to parents. It is important to show love and respect, and to lead by example, says Marguerite. There are also many forms of therapy available to help that dont rely on medication. For example, she recommends Sandplay Therapy, which is a well established technique for enhancing emotional growth through play. She suggests parents encourage their child to use toys to represent things that are bothering them. Dolls, action figurines, cars, balls, and even blocks can all be used to represent people, objects, and everyday situations that may be very hard for the child to put into words. You’ll be surprised what problems your child is experiencing many of them would be things you’d never have even dreamed of, says Marguerite. By recognising the significance of imaginary play, you give your child a way to express themselves using a language theyre fluent in.

According to Marguerite, parents can then talk about these problems with their child. Then if theyre still experiencing problems, they may want to try a punching bag or a sport. With an easier way to communicate and an outlet for your childs frustrations, you should find it far easier to figure out how to improve your situation.

Lady Smith

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7 thoughts on “5 Ways to Deal With ADHD

  1. It would have helped if I’d been diagnosed as a child, but it wasn’t until as an adult, but I follow the routine, exercise, food care, etc, as you outline, it is fine, though I still get distracted, and I have lots of projects going

    1. Lady Robinson – I'm Lady Robinson a Blogger, Content Writer, Mother, Grandmother, Animal Lover and Health Fanatic. My Entrepreneur Lifestyle has made me focus on the meaning of being healthy and staying fit for a long and lasting life.
      Lady Smith says:

      I can understand your situation because my son was diagnosed with ADHD but I wouldn’t let them put him on any medications cause it would make him a zombie. He has a lot going on as well and can never stop going but when he want to relax he listens to music

      1. Lady Robinson – I'm Lady Robinson a Blogger, Content Writer, Mother, Grandmother, Animal Lover and Health Fanatic. My Entrepreneur Lifestyle has made me focus on the meaning of being healthy and staying fit for a long and lasting life.
        Lady Smith says:

        That’s Awesome cause I find meditation a great peaceful place for me but listen to music while Im doing itYou know Im a music baby

      2. I sometimes listen to music, sometimes just silence, as the mood takes me I guess, it works if it fits

      3. Lady Robinson – I'm Lady Robinson a Blogger, Content Writer, Mother, Grandmother, Animal Lover and Health Fanatic. My Entrepreneur Lifestyle has made me focus on the meaning of being healthy and staying fit for a long and lasting life.
        Lady Smith says:

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