The ADHD Smarter Parenting’s Podcast

Ep #102: Helping kids stay focused and on task

September 23, 2020

Under the best of circumstances, children can have a hard time staying focused and staying on task. What kids--and families--are experiencing during this time is not normal. 

Having to frequently check-up on your child and correct their behavior can exacerbate the pressure you're under. When parents feel overwhelmed, it can be easy to respond in ways that we can make the problems worse, so it's important to learn Correcting Behaviors' skill.

The way we correct our child can either damage or strengthen our relationship with them. Because of this, it's essential to be strategic in how we address problems.

When a correction is given with love and trust, your child will grow up feeling that way. If corrections are given from a place of anger or frustration, your child will grow up feeling that they are the problem instead of believing they have a problem that needs to be solved.

If you are struggling with addressing certain behaviors, we recommend creating a script of what you will do or say. Having a script allows you to stay focused on what needs to happen and not get distracted.

If you are struggling with helping your child during the pandemic, this is the podcast for you!

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