by A. Grano on April 8th, 2011 at 7:00 am
Growing up isn’t always easy, and children with ADHD can have an especially hard time developing a healthy self-esteem. According to experts, children with ADHD may feel little control and success over their experiences in comparison to their peers, which can lead to compounding conditions such as depression and anxiety.
Taking a holistic approach to your child’s well-being can help, keeping in mind diet, sleep, exercise and routine. While some parents choose the route of prescription medication, careful consideration should be taken regarding possible side effects and cautions.
However, there are many ways you can naturally help your child build confidence and concentration skills to optimally perform at their best!
Tips for building confidence and solid academic skills
- Make sure your child receives the correct level of schooling. An education level that is too challenging for a child can cause great frustration, leading to exacerbated symptoms and inappropriate behavior. Speak with your child’s teacher to evaluate your child’s performance and discuss options.
- Find ways to focus on positives. If your child is still struggling despite accommodations or changes in schooling, point out the successes your child has in some academic areas or extracurricular activities. By building up achievements, your child may not view challenges as threats and approach them with a strategic plan.
- Go herbal (and homeopathic). There are also many herbal and homeopathic remedies that can help maintain harmony, health and systemic balance in the brain and nervous system, without side effects or sedation.
- Set a realistic goal and reward system. Measuring success is probably one of the most vital ways you can help your child gain confidence. Guiding him or her to establish a routine study schedule, set manageable objectives and devise an organizational plan can help show progress and build confidence. Once tasks are completed, having small rewards such as short breaks or playtime can help keep children on track and create an incentive to succeed.
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