Finding the Right Activity for your Child
Are you having a tough time managing your kid suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)? If the answer is yes then probably you have failed miserably to find out the right activity for your child. And as your child is not enjoying the activities, it can further lead to many problems which in turn can be a massive quandary for you. So the thing is what now? As children with ADD are hyperactive it is important to channelize their hyperactivity into something productive and yet enjoyable.
Learn about his likes
It’s quite expected that you are familiar with your child’s likes and dislikes but if he is suffering from ADD then the case is different. You have to interact with your child, spend a lot of time with him so that you get to know about his likes and dislikes. Don’t think that this is something very easy as a parent. Most of the times your child will not concentrate on the things you are telling so you need to approach him again and again. The interaction should be amusing and not boring. And gradually as you learn about his interests then you can actually enroll his name in some activity like martial arts etc.
An aim to improve his concentration level
While staying indoors you and your child can indulge in a game of chess which requires high concentration. Or both of you can play video games which equally needs a lot of attention. Don’t spend time on indoor activities which are boring. Instead look for an outdoor activity where he can actually do some physical work drain off his extra energy. The kids are hyperactive and that’s the thing every parent should keep in mind while choosing the right activity. Most of the younger kids love to be outdoors so engaging in games like soccer, baseball or a long tiring bicycle ride can prove to be effective. People often think that ADD kids lack in extra-curricular activities but that’s absolutely rubbish. Some kids are highly talented in the field of music, drama etc. Instead of forcing them into outdoor games they can be encouraged in these kinds of fields. The main objective is to keep them busy and occupied throughout.
From a medical point of view
ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is psychological problem. And as a result attention disorders can decrease the confidence and concentration level of your child. So whatever the activity may be, it should fit in exactly and your kid should love it. As a parent you should understand the way how your child feels. It’s not that he is doing it purposefully. Even if he wants to concentrate, he will not be able to. His world is full of distractions and it’s your duty to help him and fight the problems together.
It doesn’t matter if it’s an indoor game or a fun-filled outdoor activity; if your child loves it then probably you are right on track.