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09/09/2014
28% of children between the ages of 3 and 17 have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, or ADHD. Over 6 million children suffer from this disorder, and the numbers are growing. That being said, we hope you know that if you are in the process of raising a child with ADHD, you are not alone. In fact, here at The Tutoring Center in Mountain View we use a method of tutoring that can capture and keep the attention of even the most distractible of children, and we would like to help you today by providing a few tips you can start, to help create a happier and healthier home!

Inspire a Healthier Lifestyle

You and your child should be practicing healthy habits in the home. We understand that it can be difficult to know where to start and how to best help your child with ADHD. Here are three areas in which you can assist your child in living the most healthy life possible. 

Exercise and Play
Your child with ADHD has a lot of energy. We’re sure you’ve noticed. That being said, it is so important to ensure he or she is engaged in active play, organized sports, dance, martial arts, or some other activity that expends some of that energy. It doesn’t matter nearly as much what the activity is, as long as your child is getting the required amount of exercise. 

Eating Well
When a child has difficulty focusing or maintaining self-control. Feeding them a diethigh in sugar is not the best plan. Though eliminating or seriously reducing the amountof sugar intake for your child will not stop the disorder from displaying it’s effects, theycan and will be curbed. Further more, a diet rich in nutrients is one that helps develop brain function and development. 

Sleeping Well
When you are considering your own sleep patterns, your sleep preferences will probably come to your mind. You may prefer a very cold room with lots of blankets, a fan that drowns out background noise, or perhaps a small light so you can see if you need to get up in the middle of the night. Just as you have your routines and preferences, your child may also have those. Keep this in mind and talk with your child about it. Be as accommodating as you can with his or her requests, remembering that it isn’t just about the quantity of sleep your child is getting, but as much so, it is about the quality of that sleep. 

Practice Routine and Structure

You know that all children could probably benefit from a routine and schedule. This is exceptionally true for children with ADHD. A calendar posted in a place where your child can see, ensuring that he or she knows what is expected of them at each moment. You can even schedule a time with the simple word “play” so that he or she knows it’s free time to do what they please. 

Remember that the normal 2-3 weeks it takes for habits to form, might be an extended process for children with ADHD, so keep at it. If after you have begun seeing progress with these habits in your home, you find that your child is still in need of some extra assistance. At The Tutoring Center, we are absolutely prepared for the task. Give us a call at (650) 396-7680 for tutoring in Mountain View!

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