Children who are inattentive, impulsive or hyperactive may find it harder to learn and participate in class. Parents can help. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, contact his teacher. Discuss how you can communicate regularly about your child’s progress.
You can also do these things:
- Set clear consequences for misbehavior at school.
- Keep homework sessions brief. No more than 20 minutes without a break.
- Give your child specific directions. “Read chapter five now,” not just, “Do your homework.”
- Help your child get organized. Show him how to use lists, a calendar and an assignment notebook.
- Teach study skills such as notetaking, highlighting key information, filing, etc.
- Reward your child for improvement.
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