8 Ways to Calm Your Hyperactive Child

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Be Consistent With Your Parenting Practices

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2. Be Consistent With Your Parenting Practices

Just like you need to be consistent with treatment recommendations, you need to be consistent at home. Children with ADHD thrive in environments that are consistent. This means that there is a sense of structure and routine within the home.

You may notice that hyperactivity becomes worse during periods of unstructured free time – without guidance, the hyperactivity will escalate to an excessive level. Building a routine with some flexibility creates fewer opportunities for hyperactivity to intensify. Over time, solid structure transforms into healthy habits. This will provide your child with the ability to manage his own hyperactivity. You don’t need to micromanage. You only need to put some practical systems in place.

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