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Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD

-- Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help their children succeed at home and at school.

The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health offers these suggestions:

  • Keep your child's everyday items -- such as clothing, toys and backpack -- neatly organized.
  • Create and maintain a consistent schedule each day for homework, meals, bedtime and other activities.
  • Use organizers to keep homework in order. Encourage your child to write down all assignments, and to bring home all of the necessary books.
  • Offer rewards and praise when your child behaves well.
  • Communicate all rules consistently and clearly.

Posted: October 2011


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