Kids with ADHD often have a lack of self-awareness. Before you are discipline them, be sure to explain what went wrong. Then teach what behavior is expected from them.
Back To School Success #6: Social Media and Electronics
Texts, emails and phone calls can not only make homework time become longer, but may lower the quality and thoroughness of the work. In fact these distractions could cause 45 min of homework to be stretched out to 2 hours. Many kids (and adults) are addicted to checking social media and texts. As parents, it is up to you to help them remain focused on their work.
One way to do this is to allow them a 5-minute break after finishing an assignment to check their emails/texts/social media. Then have them go back to work on the next assignment. Allow them another 5-minute social media break and follow this pattern until all assignments are completed. Another take off on this idea would be instead of alternating breaks between assignments; you could have them work 20 minutes and then 5 minutes off. Follow the time pattern until all assignments are done. This will allow students to focus on schoolwork and satisfy the urges most people have to attend to their social media or texting.
ADHD Out of Control?
Data shows that about 6,400,000 children between 4 and 17 have received an ADHD diagnosis in the United States. This is a 16% increase since 2007 and a 53% rise in the past decade!
ADHD By the Numbers
Nearly 20% (1 in 5) of high school age boys in the United States and 11% of school aged children overall have received a medical diagnosis of ADHD according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These rates reflect a marked rise over the last decade. Check back tomorrow for the surprising statistics.
Teen Driving: Observing Parents
Teenagers learn a lot by observing you. Make sure your driving behaviors are in line with what you expect from them. This means being mindful of speed limits, road rage and eliminating distractions such as electronic devices while driving. They will model their driving after yours.
Problem To Look For When Kids Hate School #3: Crisis
CRISIS – If your child or family is experiencing some kind of crisis, sometimes children feel safer to be at home. Crisis can drain all of the energy out of a person and a school environment requires a lot of energy to be successful.
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Disruptive students lessen teacher effectiveness. Talk to the principal if your student is in a class with bad behavior that wastes class time.
Anxiety can be a harmful distraction. Have kids focus on a happy time or place to help them relax.