How to Help my ADD child without Medication

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Having a child with ADD can be trying for any parent. There are many medications available to help with the situation, but many parents prefer to avoid them if at all possible. Doing this, however, takes quite a bit of planning and devotion to your child.

For starters, you should have a careful routine in place. Children require structure and this will help to calm your child down and allow them to focus. You should post the schedule somewhere where your child can refer to it as needed.

Give-your-child-plenty-of-activities-that-will-help-them-calmGive them plenty of activities that will help calm them down as well. This is a great thing to do immediately following school when their energy and distraction will be at its highest. Avoid forcing your child to do homework immediately following school and instead give them some time to wind down from the day.

Finally, make sure that you make a note of your child’s good behavior and not only focus on the bad. By giving positive reinforcement to your child when they are behaving well, you will be setting a standard for behavior. You should also spend time with them and have fun with them. This can help them relax and enjoy life more.

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