Cooperation of all those involved in education
It seems plausible: only if consistent rules are followed and the child itself can apply its training units everywhere in the context of the individual therapy, the behaviours will manifest themselves permanently. Only in this way can success be achieved. Especially at home, a lot can be achieved – through quite “normal” and everyday things, such as games – especially traditional games – and the reduction of computer games and TV consumption.
Autogenic training, fantasy journeys, perhaps even yoga describe relaxation exercises that can be done almost anywhere. What you can also practice very well at home are basic fine motor exercises. In addition to the simple things that we all know from our childhood, such as coloring, kneading, handicrafts, etc., finger games play an important role.
Balancing and any exercises that train gross motor skills are also an important part. Overactive children must learn to consciously perceive their own body and to “dose” forces correctly. This means that children can let off “steam” somewhere and really “work themselves out”.
Especially the trampoline – jumping, but also ball games of any kind can be mentioned here. An essential companion of the therapy is praise! Of course this praise must be earned.
Nothing is worse than to get a huge praise for every little thing, especially when little praise has been given before. Be a good “coach” for your child! ADHD – children need more attention and above all attention and time.
In principle, they must be prepared to give this to their child. You can differentiate between “active” and “passive” time with your child. Here, “active time” means: time together with the child and nobody distracts us.
I am there for my child now, other things I do later. “Passive time”, on the other hand, would mean I’m here, but I still don’t have time. You will notice that some aspects also have a positive effect on family life in general.
The following applies to all the points mentioned below: try – even in critical phases – to keep calm! rules for your life as a trainer of your ADHD – child
- Stable daily routine: essential elements of everyday life return again and again – even during holidays or on special occasions. – Creating rituals: cuddling or storytelling before bedtime.
Joint excursions, joint play lessons …
- Make sure that there is no leisure stress in the form of rushing from one appointment to another. Reduce your child’s hobbies, according to the principle: less is more! – Give your child responsibility and let him or her take part in your everyday activities (cooking preparations, shopping).
- Do not pretend that the world is a perfect place for your child. If conflicts lead to arguments, then they do. But show your child that conflicts are there to be resolved and that reconciliation is part of every dispute.
- You will not experience many of your child’s worries and problems if you stand in front of the child and say: “Tell me what’s bothering you! Rather, you are more likely to learn about problems when your child does not really perceive that he or she is being “sounded out”, namely in pleasant and relatively unstressful situations, usually just “on the side”. Here you can see again how important active time with your child is.
ATTENTION: You do not have to be available for your child around the clock. BUT: The time you spend with your child should be entirely his or her own. This means… Playing phases cannot be interrupted by phone calls with your best friend.