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09/15/2014
28% of children between ages 3 and 17 have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder or ADHD, and the numbers are growing rapidly. There are so many resources available for those of us who are currently raising a child with ADHD, that it may seem a bit overwhelming. It is with this in mind that The Tutoring Center in Hoover would like to provide a few simple, but absolutely crucial tips, for helping you raise your child and ensure that your home is happy and healthy. 

Healthy Lifestyle

As a parent of a child with ADHD, you surely understand how important his or her eating and lifestyle habits are to help control the disorder. That being said, it can be difficult to know where to start. We have three simple ways you can help your child to live a healthy lifestyle. 

Exercise and Play
Whether you chose to enroll your child in an organized sport, martial arts, dance, or just decide to ensure he or she is in active play on a regular basis with a group of friends, the activity itself does not matter as much as the fact that your child is being active. Find out what a healthy and appropriate amount of activity is for your child and ensure that it is done. It’s that simple. 

Eating Well

Though your child is not his or her disorder, we know that ADHD makes it difficult to hold concentration for a long period of time. That being said, you should limit the sugar intake of your child with ADHD, especially. Though taking away sugar does not eliminate the disorder, it will curb some of its effects. On the same note, ensure that your child is eating a well balanced and nutrient filled diet. Try foods that will help increase brain function. 

Sleeping Well
You know that when you are ready to go to sleep, there are certain conditions that make it easier for you. Your child should be much the same in that he or she has sleep preferences. Remember that you should not only be concerned with the amount of sleep your child is getting, but also aware of the quality of sleep. Consider asking your child questions about how he or she sleeps the best. Contemplate whether your child sleeps better with a nightlight or in darkness? What about sound? Should you have a  fan or sound machine in the room to drown out the rest of the noise from the home? Talk about these factors with your child and be as adaptable as possible with these requests.  

Routine 

Try putting the expected routine on a calendar where your child will always be able to see it. That way, if there is any confusion about what should be happening, he or she will be able to check. Having a routine will help those children who have trouble keeping track of time and expectations. 2 to 3 weeks are expected before habits can be formed. Remember that for those with ADHD that time will likely increase. So, stick with it. Don’t get frustrated and quit. Rest assured that you will see results, and once you do, it might be time to focus on some of the academic issues your child is having. Call The Tutoring Center to find out how our dedicated tutors are ready to assist your child in achieving academic success. Call today, (205) 987-9577 for tutoring in Hoover.

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