Kids who really fall into the “hyperactivity” category of ADHD often struggle to direct their energy towards something productive, further exacerbating feelings of restlessness and anxiety. As a parent, there are plenty of ways you can create some beneficial structure for your kids and to help them thrive. Here are some of the best activities for kids with ADHD that you can try.
Having pets can be very calming and therapeutic for kids with ADHD or who are on the autism spectrum. Pets also benefit kids by helping to develop social skills and emotional intelligence. And if you give your kids some responsibility for pets in your home, they can quickly learn valuable lessons in responsibility.
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If you're parenting a child that has been diagnosed with ADHD, you likely find it a solid explanation for some extra stress you might have experienced so far as a parent. ADHD, short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a mental health condition that affects the ability of your child to control focus, stay organized, plan ahead, and control impulses.
As the temperatures rise again and the sun stays out longer, it becomes easier and more enjoyable to step out your door and explore nature. Even if your schedule makes it difficult to get your kids outside, it’s well worth it to find opportunities to get outside and immerse you and your family in a natural setting.
While you will likely be looking out for puffy eyes, runny noses, and sore throats in your kids, you may also find that your kids struggle in a number of other ways during allergy season. Here things to look for and how to address them.